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
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Total16

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG311 Mineralogy and Crystallography4
MAT251 Calculus I4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Total17
CourseCredits
GLG314 Petrology4
MAT252 Calculus II or MAT241 Intro to Statistics3-4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
GLG301 Historical Geology4
Total14-15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG331 Stratigraphy-Sedimentation4
PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory1
Recommended courses - Note 14
Recommended courses - Note 14
Total16
CourseCredits
GLG303 Geomorphology or GLG305 Paleontology4
PHY202 Gen. Physics II or PHY222 Fund. Physics II3
PHY212 Gen. Physics II Lab or PHY232 Fund. Physics II Lab1
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Elective3-4
Total14-15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG405 Structure and Tectonics (WI)4
GLG435 Field Geology4
Upper-division elective4
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total15
CourseCredits
GLG407 Hydrogeology4
GLG492 Research in Geology3
Upper-division electives8
Total15

Notes

Recommended Courses: BIO201 and BIO211 Gen. Biology I & Lab, BIO202 and BIO212 Gen. Biology II & Lab, CPS210 Computer Science I: Foundations, GEO383 Intro to Geographic Information Systems

Total Credits: 121-123