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B.S. in Geological Sciences

B.S. in Geological Sciences

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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Scholarships No
This major combines elements of traditional earth and environmental sciences programs and is considered excellent preparation for those working toward graduate school in the geosciences or employment in industry following graduation with a B.S. degree. (A) Two required courses (8 credits): •Exploring the Earth (EESC1132) with laboratory EESC1133 •Earth Materials (EESC2220) with laboratory EESC2221 Note: Any pair of Environmental Systems courses (EESC2201–2208, plus labs) can substitute for EESC1132. (B) At least 11 credits from the following courses: •Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (EESC2264) with laboratory EESC2265 •Introduction to Structural Geology (EESC2285) with laboratory EESC2286 •Introduction to Geophysics (EESC3391) •Petrology (EESC3378) with laboratory EESC3379 (C) At least 19 credits of elective courses, with the following requirements: •Electives include all EESC courses and approved interdisciplinary options (below). •Up to three credits toward this requirement may be from a 1000-level course •At least seven credits must be from EESC courses numbered 3000 or above. •Up to six credits from approved non-EESC courses can count toward this requirement (approved courses: MATH3305, PHYS3301, CHEM2231, CHEM4475, or others by permission of the Undergraduate Studies Committee). •Up to six credits from independent study or senior thesis (EESC5595–5599) can count toward this requirement.

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