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 - Environmental Geoscience

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
MAT181 Precalculus, if needed (GE MATH)4
Total15
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
GLG331 Stratigraphy-Sedimentation (WI)4
MAT251 Calculus I4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Total17
CourseCredits
GLG301 Historical Geology4
MAT241 Intro to Statistics or MAT252 Calculus II3-4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Total16-17

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG311 Mineralogy and Crystallography4
PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory1
Recommended courses - see Note 14
Recommended courses - see Note 14
Total16
CourseCredits
GLG314 Petrology4
PHY202 Gen. Physics II or PHY222 Fund. Physics II3
PHY212 Gen. Physics II Lab or PHY232 Fund. Physics II Lab1
GLG339 Natural Res. & Energy or GLG346 Environ. Impact Asses3
Elective3-4
Total14-15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG303 Geomorphology4
GLG405 Structure and Tectonics4
Geology elective3-4
Upper-division elective3
Total14-15
CourseCredits
GLG407 Hydrogeology4
GLG492 Research in Geology3
Geology elective3-4
Elective3
Total13-14

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: 121-125