Geology, B.A.

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Major

MTH 122 Bison image
& MTH 130 Bison image
Plane Trigonometry
and College Algebra
5-6
or MTH 132 Bison image Precalculus with Sci Applica
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology4
CHM 211 Bison image
& CHM 217 Bison image
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chem Lab I
5
CHM 212 Bison image
& CHM 218 Bison image
Principles Chemistry II
and Principles of Chem Lab II
5
PHY 201 Bison image
& PHY 202 Bison image
College Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
GLY 200 Bison image The Dynamic Earth3
GLY 210L Bison image Earth Materials Lab1
GLY 201 Bison image
& GLY 211L Bison image
The Earth Through Time
and Earth Through Time Lab
4
GLY 212Geologic Field Methods3
GLY 313Structural Geology4
GLY 314Mineralogy4
GLY 325Stratigraphy & Sediment4
GLY 421Igneous& Metamorphic Petrology4
or GLY 423 Sedimentary Petrology
GLY 451Principles Geomorphology4
GLY 491 Bison image Capstone Experience2
or GLY 492 Bison image Capstone Experience
GLY Electives (2 additional GLY 300-400 level courses)8

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Four Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
GLY 200 Bison image The Dynamic Earth 3
GLY 210L Bison image Earth Materials Lab 1
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
MTH 127 Bison image College Algebra-Expanded 5
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
GLY 201 Bison image The Earth Through Time 3
GLY 211L Bison image Earth Through Time Lab 1
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
MTH 132 Bison image Precalculus with Sci Applica 5
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
CHM 111 Foundations of Chemistry 3
GLY 212 Geologic Field Methods 3
GLY 325 Stratigraphy & Sediment 4
CT-designated course 3
Multicultural or International Course 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
GLY 313 Structural Geology 4
GLY Elective (427 or 455, 455L) 4
WI Course 3
Core II Fine Art 3
 Credit Hours14
Third Year
First Semester
GLY 314 Mineralogy 4
GLY 451 Principles Geomorphology 4
Core II Social Science 3
GLY 423 Sedimentary Petrology (or WI Course) 3-4
 Credit Hours14-15
Second Semester
GLY 421 Igneous& Metamorphic Petrology 4
GLY 418
Invertebrate Paleontology
or Environmental Geology
4
Free Elective (GEO 426 recommended) 4
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
PHY 201 Bison image College Physics I 3
PHY 202 Bison image General Physics I Laboratory 1
BSC 120 Bison image Principles of Biology 4
GLY 491 Bison image Capstone Experience 2
Free Elective (ENG 354 recommended) 3
Free Elective GLY 457 or 420 recommended) 3-4
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
Core II Humanities 3
Free Elective (GLY 455, 455L recommended) 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours121-123