Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts is designed for students who seek a broad, traditional overview of geology as an academic discipline with a liberal arts compnent. Students are encouraged to use electives to gain competency in particular topics. This degree requires eight hours of foreign language courses.

Total Credits Needed for Degree - 120 semester hours
(Includes Core Curriculum courses, required courses, and electives.)

Core Curriculum - 43-44 Semester Hours (SH)

University Core

A. Core Foundations

CORE 101   ___ 3
CORE 102   ___ 3
HNRS 103   ___ 3
CORE 201   ___ 3
COMS 114
PHIL 111:213

CORE 202   ___ 3
PHIL 112

NOTE: Courses listed in multiple areas can only be used to fulfill a single area requirement.

Students can use only one course with their major prefix to fulfill core requirements.


A. Core Skills and Knowledge

Courses must be from different disciplines:

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (3SH)
MATH 138 or 168   ___ 3

NATURAL SCIENCES (4 SH)
GEOL 105  ___ 4

HUMANITIES (3 SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: CLSS 110, CCST 110, ENGL 200, HIST 101, 102, PHIL 111, 112, 200 RELN 111, 112, 203, 206

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS (3 SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: ART 100, 215, 216 CVPA 266, DNCE 111 MUSC 100, 121, 123 THEA 100, 180

SOCIAL/BEHAV. SCIENCES (3 SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: ANSC 101, APST 200 ECON 205, 206 GEOG 101, 102, 103 HIST 111, 112 POSC 120 PSYC 121 RELN 205 SOCY 110, 121

College Core

National and International Perspectives

Courses must be from different disciplines:

U. S. PERSPECTIVES (3 SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: APST 200, ECON 101, 205, 206, ENGL 203, GEOG 201, 202, 203, HIST 111, 112, POSC 120, SOCY 110

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (3SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: CVPA 266, ENGL 201,202, FORL 103, GEOG 101, 102, 140,  HIST 101, 102, INST 101, ITEC 112, PEAC 200, RELN 112, 205, SOCY 121, THEA 180, WMST 101, 200

Supporting Skills and Knowledge

NATURAL SCI. OR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (3-4 SH)
CHEM 101   ___ 4

HUMANITIES, VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS, OR FOREIGN LANGUAGES (3-4 SH)
_____  _____  _____  3-4
One of the following: CLSS 110, CCST 110, ENGL 200, HIST 101, 102, PHIL 111, 112, 200, POSC 110, RELN 111, 112, 203, 206 Or ART 100, 215, 216, DNCE 111, MUSC 100, 121, 123, THEA 100, 180 Or CHNS 101: 102, 201: 202 ARAB 101, 102, 201, 202, FORL 100, 109, 209, 309, 409, 200:210, FREN 100, 200:210, 300, 320, GRMN 100, 200: 210, 300, LATN 101:102, 201, 350, SPAN 101: 102, 105, 201, 202

SOCIAL/ BEHAV. SCI. OR HEALTH & WELLNESS (3SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: ANSC 101, APST 200, ECON 205, 206, GEOG 101, 102, 103, HIST 111, 112, POSC 120, PSYC 121, RELN 205, SOCY 110, 121, HLTH 111,200, NUTR 214, RCPT 200

Geology B.A.

Course Number Credit Hours Course
Title
Semester Offered Prerequisites
         
GEOL 105 4 Exploring Earth F/S/SU  
GEOL 106 4 The Earth Through Time S GEOL 105
GEOL 310 4 Mineralogy F GEOL 105 and
CHEM 101 (co-requisite) or permission of Insttuctor
GEOL 312 4 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology S

 

GEOL 310

 

GEOL 320 4 Sedimentary Petrology and Stratigraphy F GEOL 310
GEOL 440 4 Structural Geology F GEOL 310
GEOL 441 4 Geologic Field Methods S GEOL 440
GEOL 460 3
Senior Seminar F GEOL 312

Additional Courses Required

Course Number Credit Hours Course
Title
Semester Offered Prerequisites
CHEM 101 4 General Chemistry F/SU  
STAT 200
3
Introduction to Statistics
F/S
 
MATH 138 3 Precalculus F/S  
OR MATH 168 3 Precalculus-Calculus   F B or better in high school Algebra II
OR MATH 171 4 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I S C or better in Math 138; or SAT Math score of 550 or better or an ACT Math score of 23 or better

Non-Geology Minor Requirements (18-20 hours)

B.A. Requirements: 6 - 8 Hours of Foreign Language

 

 

 

 

 

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