Sep 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology, B.S.

The bachelor of science degree program provides training in the geological sciences for those planning to pursue professional careers in industry or enter a graduate degree program. Students explore fundamental geological processes, cultivate skills in integrative three-dimensional geological thinking, and engage in laboratory and field experience, and pursue interests in the many subdisciplines of the geological sciences.

Geology majors must receive a grade of "C" or better in all courses required for the major. A minimum of 120 units is required for the Bachelor of Science degree. Transfer students should attempt to fulfill, prior to transferring, the appropriate lower division curricular requirements as outlined below. In particular students should take prior to transferring the equivalent of GEOL 102  and GEOL 104 , and at least three of the following four: CHEM 111A , CHEM 111B , MATH 122 , and MATH 123 .

GEOL 420 - Geologic Writing  and GEOL 450 - Summer Field Geology , both required courses for the major, are also capstone General Education courses, and GEOL 420  fulfills the GWAR requirement for a writing intensive course. Geology majors should take these two courses, and one other course to fulfill their upper division GE and GWAR requirements.

Lower Division:

Take all of the following:

Upper Division:

Take all of the following:


GEOL 322  and GEOL 326  must be taken concurrently unless the undergraduate advisor approves otherwise.

GEOL 428  and GEOL 426  must be taken concurrently unless the undergraduate advisor approves otherwise.

In addition

In addition, nine units of electives (normally at upper division) approved in advance by the undergraduate advisor.