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
GLG220 Physical Geology (NSCI)3
CHE201 General Chemistry I (NSCI)3
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab1
GE3
GE3
Total13
CourseCredits
GLG301 Historical Geology4
CHE202 General Chemistry II (NSCI)3
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab1
GE3
GE3
GE3
Total17

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG331 Stratigraphy-Sedimentation4
MAT251 Calculus I4
GE3
GE3
GE3
Total17
CourseCredits
GLG305 Paleontology or GLG303 Geomorphology4
MAT252 Calculus II4
GE3
GE3
Total14

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG311 Mineralogy and Crystallography4
PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory1
GLG346 Environmental Impact Assessment3
Upper-division Geology elective4
Total15
CourseCredits
GLG314 Petrology4
GLG339 Natural Resources and Energy3
PHY202 General Physics 2 (NSCI)3
PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab1
Upper-division Geology elective4
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG435 Field Geology4
GLG338 Structure and Tectonics4
Electives7
Total15
CourseCredits
GLG407 Hydrogeology4
GLG492 Research in Geology3
Upper-division Geology electives8
Total15

Total Credits: 121