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/Earth Science

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
ENG160 Composition I (Composition 1)3
CHE201 General Chemistry I (NSCI)3
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab1
GLG201 Physical Geology (NSCI)3
GLG211 Physical Geology Laboratory1
MAT251 Calculus I4
Total15
CourseCredits
ENG180 Composition II (Composition 2)3
CHE202 General Chemistry II (NSCI)3
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab1
GLG301 Historical Geology4
SED354 Foundations of Secondary Education Seminar1
MAT241 Intro to Statistics or MAT252 Calculus II3-4
Total15-16

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
PHY201 General Physics 1 (NSCI)3
PHY211 Physics 1 Laboratory1
GLG313 Optical Mineralogy3
GLG120 Weather and Environment (NSCI)4
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Total14
CourseCredits
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (USST)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
GLG314 Petrology4
Note 14
Total14

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
GLG331 Stratigraphy-Sedimentation (WI)4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
GLG305 Paleontology or GLG407 Hydrogeology4
PHY205 Exploring the Solar System or PHY206 Exploring the Univer3
Total17
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
BIO201 General Biology I (NSCI)3
BIO211 Gen Bio 1 Lab1
EDS383 Introduction to Literacy for Diverse Learners3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
PHY205 Exploring the Solar System or PHY206 Exploring the Univer3
Total16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GLG405 Structure and Tectonics4
GLG4xx Geology course by advisement4
GLG435 Field Geology4
EDS372 Developing Adolescence (SSCI)3
Total15
CourseCredits
SED453 Curriculum and Assessment in the Secondary School3
SED353 Field Work #11
SED356 Teaching and Learning in the Digital Environment3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
SED/EDS/EDI/GLG 500-level Elective3
Total13

Year 5

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
SUMMER SESSION TERM - Note 23
Total3
CourseCredits
SED543 Science in the Secondary School3
Take two courses not taken in Summer Session - Note 23
SED552 Field Experience II1
SPE565 Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms3
Total10

Notes

One of the following pairs:PHY202 General Physics 2 (NSCI), PHY212 General Physics 2 Lab, PHY222 Fundamental Physics II (NSCI), PHY232 Fundamental Physics 2 Lab

SUMMER TERM: Take one of the following: SED5xx/SED7xx Discipline-specific Education Course, SED/EDS/EDI5xx or SED/EDS/EDI7xx Diversity elective, or XXX5xx/XXX7xx Course in discipline or alternative course approved by advisor.

Total Credits: 132-133