Option I: General Geology

Major Requirements

  1. Geological Sciences 405 and 426P.
  2. Six semester hours of approved field coursework. This requirement may be met by Geological Sciences 660A and 660B. All field coursework should be completed during the same summer semester.
  3. Fifteen additional hours of approved upper-division coursework in geological sciences.

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

BS Geological Sciences, Option I: General Geology

First Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
GEO 401 or 3034GEO 4054 
M 408C4M 408D4 
CH 3013CH 3023 
UGS 302 or 3033E 316L, 316M, 316N, or 316P3 
RHE 3063  
 17 14
Second Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
GEO 416K4GEO 420K4 
GEO 416M4GEO 426P4 
PHY 303K3PHY 303L3 
PHY 103M1PHY 103N1 
US History3Visual/Performing Arts3 
 15 15
Third Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
GEO 4284GEO 325G3GEO 660A3
US History3GEO Elective, Upper-division3GEO 660B3
GEO Elective, Upper-division3Elective, Upper-division3 
Tech Elective3Tech Elective3 
Foreign Language or Culture3  
 16 12 6
Fourth Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
GOV 310L3GOV 312L3 
GEO Elective, Upper-division3Social/Behavioral Science3 
GEO Elective, Upper-division3GEO Elective, Upper-division4 
Tech Elective, Upper-division3Tech Elective, Upper-division3 
Foreign Language or Culture3Elective, Upper-division3 
 15 16
Total credit hours: 126