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Core Courses

Geology Program's core courses are as follows:

  • GEOL 201. Introductory Geology in the Field (offered only at the Science Station), GEOL 211. Physical Geology. or GEOL 221. Physical Geology for Science Majors
  • GEOL 321. Earth History and Stratigraphy
  • GEOL 336. Process Geomorphology
  • GEOL 343. Fundamentals of Mineral Science
  • GEOL 344. General Petrology and Petrography
  • GEOL 443. Structural Geology
  • GEOL 412. Field Geology (offered only at the Science Station)
  • GEOL 494. Senior Seminar Capstone

 

Elective Courses

Geology elective courses include:

  • GEOL 215. Environmental Geology in the Field (offered primarily at the Science Station)
  • GEOL 241x. Quantitative Methods (ENVR 241)
  • GEOL 332. Studies in Regional Geology
  • GEOL 355. Introduction to Soil Science
  • GEOL 365. Physics of the Earth
  • GEOL 371. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOL 372. GIS Practicum
  • GEOL 375. Biogeology
  • GEOL 385. Topics in Earth Science
  • GEOL 388. Appropriate Technology, Development, and the Environment
  • GEOL 391x. Environmental Modeling (ENVR 391)
  • GEOL 413. Rocky Mountain Regional Geology (offered only at the Science Station)
  • GEOL 437. Hydrogeology
  • GEOL 495. Problems in Geology
  • GEOL 496. Internship

 

Supporting Courses (Other departments)

Supporting courses in other disciplines which are required for the Geology major include:

  • CHEM 221. Introductory Chemistry I or CHEM 236. General Chemistry
  • CHEM 222. Introductory Chemistry II or CHEM 337. Inorganic Chemistry
  • PHYS 221, 222. General Physics I and II or PHYS 231, 232.Introductory Physics I and II
  • MATH 221. Applied Calculus or MATH 231. Calculus I
  • MATH 232. Calculus II (recommended for B.S.)
  • The following supporting courses are required only for the B.A. with a teacher certification in Physical Science with a Geology emphasis:
  • ASTR 301. Planetary Astronomy or ASTR 302. Stellar Astronomy
  • BIO 201. Principles of Biology
  • SCI 321. Science for Middle and High School Teachers 
     

General Education Courses

General Education courses offered by the Geology Department are:

I. Laboratory courses

  • GEOL 201. Introductory Geology in the Field (offered only at the Science Station)
  • GEOL 211. Physical Geology

II. Non-Laboratory courses

  • GEOL 215. Environmental Geology in the Field (offered primarily at the Science Station)
  • GEOL 205. Natural Disasters
  • GEOL 208. General Oceanography
  • GEOL 212x. Issues in Environmental Science (ENVR 221)
  • GEOL 306. Earth Resources and Environment
  • GEOL 311. Geology of the National Parks
  • GEOL 322. Geoarchaeology
     

 

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