Jan 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate 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 must complete, prior to transferring, the equivalent of GEOL 102  and GEOL 104 , and at least three of the following four courses: CHEM 111A CHEM 111B MATH 122 , and MATH 123 .

GEOL 420  and GEOL 450 , 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 one of the following (GEOL 102 recommended):


Take one of the following two-semester Physics sequences:


Upper Division


Take two of the following three courses:


In Addition


In addtion, take 16 units of electives (normally from upper division geology courses) approved in advance by the undergraduate advisor.

Note:


If GEOL 326 is selected as an elective, it must be taken concurrently with GEOL 322 unless the undergraduate advisor approves otherwise.

If GEOL 426 is selected as an elective, it must be taken concurrently with GEOL 428 unless the undergraduate advisor approves otherwise.