Geology

Degree Programs - Geology

Bachelor Of Arts In Natural Sciences Earth Sciences Major

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

  • GLG 1010 Physical Geology (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 at 3000-level or higher, 3 or more semester hours (3 -5)
  • 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 (3)
  • MTH 2040 Calculus 1 (4)

Choose one group from the following three groups:

Group 1

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

Group 2

  • CHM 1020/1021 College Chemistry and Lab (4)
  • ENV 3030 Environmental Chemistry (4)

Group 3

  • PHY 1010/1011 Introduction to Physics I and Lab (5)
  • PHY 1020/1021 Introduction to Physics II and Lab  (5)

Other courses may be used with permission of Department Chair

Total 57-60 hours

Minor in Earth Sciences

Required courses:

  • GLG 1010 Physical Geology (4)
  • GLG 3010 Historical Geology (4)
  • GLG 3030 Rocks and Rock–forming Minerals (5)

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 3015: Soils and Land Restoration.

Total 19 hours

Teacher Licensure In Earth Sciences

Licensure to teach with an endorsement in earth science may be obtained by earning an endorsement in another science discipline and completing at least 18 credit hours in earth sciences including at least one course from each of the following areas: geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. Students should consult the director of the Teacher Education Program and must complete appropriate professional education requirements.