Option III: Hydrogeology

Major Requirements

  1. Mathematics 427J
  2. Chemistry 204
  3. Geological Sciences 476K, 476M, and 376S
  4. Six semester hours of approved field coursework that must include Geological Sciences 376L and an additional three semester hours of approved field coursework. This requirement may be met by Geological Sciences 660A/660B, or 377K. All field coursework should be completed during the same summer semester.
  5. Nine additional semester hours of approved upper-division coursework in geological sciences.

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

BS Geological Sciences, Option III:  Hydrogeology

First Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
GEO 401 or 303 (plus 1 additional elective hour)4E 316L, 316M, 316N, or 316P3 
M 408C4M 408D4 
CH 3013CH 3023 
UGS 302 or 3033CH 2042 
RHE 3063US History3 
 17 15
Second Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
GEO 416K4GEO 420K4 
GEO 416M4GEO 325G3 
PHY 303K3M 427J4 
PHY 103M1PHY 303L3 
US History3PHY 103N1 
 15 15
Third Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
GEO 4284GEO 476M4GEO 376L3
GEO 476K4GOV 312P3Field Course3
GOV 310L3Elective, Upper-division3 
Tech Elective3GEO Elective, Upper-division3 
 Tech Elective3 
 14 16 6
Fourth Year
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
GEO 376S3GEO Elective, Upper-division3 
GEO Elective, Upper-division4Social/Behavioral Science3 
Foreign Language/Culture3Foreign Language/Culture3 
Tech Elective, Upper-division3Tech Elective, Upper-division3 
 Visual/Performing Arts3 
 13 15
Total credit hours: 126