This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Geology

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG201 Physical Geology (NSCI)3
GLG211 Physical Geology Laboratory1
CHE201 General Chemistry I (NSCI)3
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab1
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
GE3
Total14
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
CHE202 General Chemistry II (NSCI)3
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab1
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Total13

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG331 Stratigraphy-Sedimentation4
MAT251 Calculus I4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Total17
CourseCredits
GLG305 Paleontology or GLG303 Geomorphology4
MAT252 Calculus II4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
GLG301 Historical Geology4
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total18

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG311 Mineralogy and Crystallography4
PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory1
Recommended courses - Note 13-4
Recommended courses - Note 13-4
Total14-16
CourseCredits
GLG314 Petrology4
GLG405 Structure and Tectonics (WI)4
PHY202 General Physics 2 (NSCI)3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab1
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG435 Field Geology4
GLG338 Structure and Tectonics4
One 400-level or above Geology course by advisement3-4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Total14-15
CourseCredits
GLG407 Hydrogeology4
GLG492 Research in Geology3
Upper-division Geology electives8
Total15

Notes

Recommended Courses:BIO201 General Biology I (NSCI), BIO202 General Biology II (NSCI), BIO211 Gen Bio 1 Lab, BIO212 Gen Bio 2 Lab, CPS210 Computer Science I: Foundations, GEO383 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Total Credits: 120-123