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School of Science & Engineering: Geological Sciences > Major

Major in Geology

Track I – General Geology (59-61 credits)

Geology Core .................................................. 27 credits
GLG220 Physical Geology (3)
GLG221 Physical Geology Lab (1)
GLG301 Historical Geology (4)
GLG311 Mineralogy-Crystallography (4)
GLG313 Optical Mineralogy (3)
GLG314 Petrology (4)
GLG331 Stratigraphy-Sedimentation (4)
GLG338 Structure and Tectonics (4)

Geological Science Courses ............................ 9-10 credits
GLG481 Field Excursion (2)
GLG305 Paleontology (4) or GLG407 Hydrogeology (4)
One 400-level or above Geology course by advisement (3-4)

Cognate Courses............................................. 23-24 credits
CHE201 General Chemistry I (3)
CHE211 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHE202 General Chemistry II (3)
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
MAT251 Calculus I (4)
PHY201 General Physics I (4)
One of the following by advisement:
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (3)
MAT252 Calculus II (4)
One of the following by advisement:
PHY202 General Physics II (4)
PHY222 Fundamental Physics II (4)

Recommended Courses:
BIO201 General Biology I (4)
BIO202 General Biology II (4)
CPS210 Computer Science I: Foundations (4)
GEO383 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)

It is recommended that students who plan to do graduate or professional work in geology take a six-week field geology camp in the summer following their final semester at New Paltz.

Track II – Environmental Geoscience (60-61 credits)

Geology Core .................................................. 27 credits
GLG220 Physical Geology (3)
GLG221 Physical Geology Lab (1)
GLG301 Historical Geology (4)
GLG311 Mineralogy and Crystallography (4)
GLG313 Optical Mineralogy (3)
GLG314 Petrology (4)
GLG331 Stratigraphy-Sedimentation (4)
GLG338 Structure and Tectonics (4)

Geological Science Courses ........................... 10 credits
GLG339 Natural Resources and Energy (3)
GLG346 Environmental Impact Assessment (3)
GLG407 Hydrogeology (4)

Cognate Courses............................................. 23-24 credits
CHE201 General Chemistry I (3)
CHE211 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHE202 General Chemistry II (3)
CHE212 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
MAT251 Calculus I (4)
PHY201 General Physics I (4)
One of the following by advisement:
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (3)
MAT252 Calculus II (4)
One of the following by advisement:
PHY202 General Physics II (4)
PHY222 Fundamental Physics II (4)

Recommended Courses
BIO201 General Biology I (4)
BIO202 General Biology II (4)
CPS210 Computer Science I: Foundations (4)
GEO383 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)