Check list for BS in Geological Sciences, Fall 2008

 

Course number, Title, credits [semester(s) taught], semester taken

 

Geol 101 or 111  Physical Geology (4 cr)  [101: fall, spring, summer, 111; fall, spring] __________

Geol 102  Historical Geology (4 cr)  [fall, spring] __________

Geol 249  Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy (4 cr)  [spring] __________

Geol 290  Field Geology I (3 cr)  [summer] __________

Geol 324  Principles of Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (4 cr)  [fall] __________

Geol 326  Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (4 cr)

Geol 345  Structural Geology (4 cr)  [spring] __________

Geol 422  Principles of Geophysics (3 cr)  [fall] __________

Geol 423  Principles of Geochemistry (3 cr)  [fall] __________

Geol 490  Field Geology II (3 cr)  [summer] __________

Chem 111  Principles of Chemistry I (4 cr)  [fall, spring, summer] __________

Chem 112  Principles of Chemistry II (5 cr)  [fall, spring] __________

Engl 317  Technical Writing (3 cr)  [fall, spring, summer] __________

Geog 385  GIS Primer (3 cr)  [fall, spring] __________

 

And the completion of one of the following options and electives approved by the advisor to total 128 credits for the degree.

 

A.  General Geology Option

 

Geol 212  Principles of Paleontology (4 cr)  [fall] __________

Geol 335  Geomorphology (3 cr)  [spring] __________

Math 160  Survey of Calculus or 170  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 cr)

Math 175  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II, Math 330  Linear Algebra, or Stat 251  Statistical Methods (3-4 cr)

Phys 111-112  General Physics I-II or Phys 211-212  Engr Physics I-II (8 cr)

Advisor-approved electives in geology (9 cr)

 

B.  Hydrogeology Option

 

Geol 309  Ground Water Hydrology or Hydr 409  Quantitative Hydrogeology (3 cr)

Geol 410  Techniques of Ground Water Study (3 cr)

Math 170  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 cr)

Math 175  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 cr)

Stat 251  Statistical Methods or 301  Probability and Statistics (3 cr)

Phys 211-212  Engineering Physics I-II (8 cr)

Hydrogeology electives chosen from the following, including at least 6 credits in Hydr courses (18 cr):

 BAE 351  Hydrology (3 cr)

CE 421  Engineering Hydrology (3 cr)

ChE 470  Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr)

Engr 210  Engineering Statics and Engr 335  Engr Fluid Mechanics (6 cr)

Geol 578  Advanced Geochemistry of Natural Waters (3 cr) 

Hydr 409/509  Quantitative Hydrogeology (3 cr)

Hydr 412  Environmental Hydrogeology (3 cr)

Hydr 413  Applied Hydrogeologic Concepts (3 cr)

Hydr 414/514  Ground Water-Surface Water Interaction (3 cr)

Hydr 418/518  Geomicrobiology (3 cr) 

Hydr 464/564  The Geochemistry of Natural Waters (3 cr)

Hydr 468  Aquifer Test Design and Analysis (3 cr)

Hydr 496  Hydrogeology Senior Thesis (3 cr) 

Hydr 576  Fundamentals of Modeling Hydrogeologic Systems (3 cr) 

Hydr 577  Computer Applications in Geohydrology (3 cr) 

Math 275  Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (3 cr)

Math 310  Ordinary Differential Equations (3 cr)

Soil 205, 206  The Soil Ecosystem and Lab and Soil 415  Soil Physics (7 cr)

Stat 428  Geostatistics (3 cr)

 

C.  Resource Exploration Option

 

Econ 272  Foundations of Economic Analysis (4 cr)

Geol 212  Principles of Paleontology (4 cr)

Geol 448  Tectonics (3 cr)

Geol 476  Mineral & Petroluem Exploration Methods (3 cr)

Math 160  Survey of Calculus or Math 170  Analytic Geom and Calculus I (4 cr)

Math 175  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II or Math 330  Linear Algebra (3-4 cr)

Phys 111-112  General Physics I-II or Phys 211-212  Engr Physics I-II (8 cr)

Stat 251  Statistical Methods or Stat 301  Probability and Statistics (3 cr)

 

D.  Environmental Geology Option

 

Geol 212  Principles of Paleontology (4 cr)

Geol 309  Ground Water Hydrology or Hydr 409  Quantitative Hydrogeology (3 cr)

Geol 335  Geomorphology (3 cr)

Geol 361  Geology and the Environment (3 cr)

Math 160  Survey of Calculus or Math 170  Analytic Geom and Calculus I (4 cr)

Math 175  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II, Math 330  Linear Algebra, or Stat 251  Statistical Methods (3-4 cr)

Phys 111-112  General Physics I-II or Phys 211-212  Engr Physics I-II (8 cr)

Environmental geology electives chosen from the following (9 cr):

BAE 351  Hydrology (3 cr)

BAE 433  Bioremediation (3 cr)

BAE 452  Environmental Water Quality (3 cr)

Biol 115  Cells and the Evolution of Life (4 cr)

Chem 275, 276  Carbon Compounds and Lab or Chem 277, 278  Organic Chem I and Lab (4 cr)

Chem 418  Environmental Chemistry (3 cr)

Geog 401  Climatology (3 cr)

Geol 410  Techniques of Ground Water Study (3 cr)

Geol/Hydr 464  The Geochemistry of Natural Waters (3 cr)

MMBB 250, 255  General Microbiology and Lab (5 cr)

Soil 205, 206  The Soil Ecosystem and Lab (4 cr)

 

E.  Geological Education Option

 

Biol 115  Cells and the Evolution of Life (4 cr)

Geog 100  Physical Geography (4 cr)

Geog 401  Climatology (3 cr)

Geol 212  Principles of Paleontology (4 cr)

Geol 335  Geomorphology (3 cr)

Geol 344 Earthquakes and Seismic Hazards (3 cr) or Geol 361 Geology and the Environment (3 cr)

Math 160  Survey of Calculus or Math 170  Analytic Geom and Calculus I (4 cr)

Math 175  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II, Math 330  Linear Algebra, or Stat 251  Statistical Methods (3-4 cr)

Phys 103, 104  General Astronomy and Lab (4 cr)

Phys 111-112  General Physics I-II or Phys 211-212  Engr Physics I-II (8 cr)

PlSc 205  General Botany (4 cr)

 

F.  Structural Geology and Tectonics Options

 

Students must complete 4 credits in Geol 345, Structural Geology.

 

Geol 335  Geomorphology (3 cr)

Geol 344  Earthquakes and Seismic Hazards (3 cr)

Geol 432  Geologic Development of North America (3 cr)

Geol 448  Tectonics or Geol 459  Geodynamics (3 cr)

Geol 498  Senior Thesis (4 cr)

Math 170  Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 cr)

Math 175  Analytic Geometry and Calculus II or Math 330  Linear Algebra (3-4 cr)

Phys 111-112  General Physics I-II or Phys 211-212  Engineering Physics I-II (8 cr)

 

 

Academic Minor Requirements

 

GEOLOGY MINOR

 

Geol 101  Physical Geology (4 cr)

Geol 102  Historical Geology (4 cr)

Electives in geology or geophysics (13 cr)