Geology

Degree Programs - Geology

BACHELOR OF ARTS – EARTH SCIENCES

The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science with a major in earth sciences include:

  • GLG 1010 Physical Geology (4)
  • GLG 2005 Introduction to Oceanography (4)
  • GLG 2010 Meteorology (4)
  • GLG 3010 Historical Geology (4)
  • GLG 3020 Environmental Geology (3)
  • GLG 3030 Rocks and Rock–forming Minerals (5)
  • GLG elective*, 3000-level or higher, 3 or more semester hours (3)

Also:

  • PHY 1000/1001 Introduction to Astronomy and Lab (4)
  • BIO 1010/1011 Principles of Biology and Lab (4)
  • CHM1010/1011 College Chemistry 1 and Lab (4)
  • ENV 4980/4990 Environmental Science Seminar 1, 2 (4)
  • MTH 1180 Elementary Probability and Statistics (4)
  • MTH 2040 Calculus 1 (4)

Either:

  • BIO 1020/1021 Introduction to Biological Diversity and Lab (4)
  • BIO 3510 Natural History of the Appalachians or Bio 2040 Ecology (3-4)

Or:

  • CHM 1020/1021 College Chemistry 2 4
  • ENV 3030 Environmental Chemistry 4

Or:

  • PHY 1010/2010 Intro. to Physics/Gen. Physics Lab 1 5
  • PHY 1020/2020 Intro. to Physics/Gen. Physics Lab 2 5

*Other courses may be used with permission of Department Chair

TOTAL 58 minimum

MINOR IN EARTH SCIENCE

A minor in Earth Sciences consists of at least 19 semester hours with at least 12 hours in courses numbered 3000 or above. Required courses are GLG 1010: Physical Geology; GLG 3010: Historical Geology; and GLG 3030: Rocks and Rock-forming Minerals. Elective courses to make at least 19 hours may include any geology course numbered 1010 or above; PHY 1000: Introduction to Astronomy I; or ENV 3010: Land Restoration.