Bachelor of Arts
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts program in Geology have excellent opportunities for employment in a wide variety of careers where an understanding of natural science is useful or critical in success. Geology can be a strong background for advanced study or career development in areas such as business, city management, regional development, planning, law, journalism, and science writing. The B.A. requirements include courses concerning minerals, rocks, fossils and field mapping, among others. These courses are supplemented by courses such as introductory chemistry, biology, and mathematics. Download the Roadmap to the B.A. in Geology for the official reference to the degree program.
For additional information about our undergraduate program, please contact our undergraduate advisors: Dr. Chris Rowan, Dr. Alison J. Smith, Dr. Abdul Shakoor, Dr. Carrie Schweitzer and Dr. Neil A. Wells.
- At least 42 semester credits must be taken in upper division courses (30000-level and above).
- At least 36 semester credits must be taken in Liberal Education Requirements courses, and these should be completed during the first 64 credits of enrollment.
- At least 121 semester credits of approved coursework must be completed successfully.
- GEOL 21062 Environmental Geology or GEOL 21080 Oceanography may be substituted for GEOL 11040 Earth Dynamics with Departmental permission.
- Does not requires completion of GEOL 41092, Summer Field Camp, although students are encouraged to attend.
- A 2.00 cumulative grade-point average both overall and in the major, is necessary to graduate.
| GEOL 11040
|| Earth Dynamics
|GEOL 11041|| Earth Dynamics Lab
| GEOL 11042
|| Earth History
|GEOL 11043|| Earth History Lab
| GEOL 23063
||Earth Materials I
|GEOL 31070||Earth Materials II||4|
|GEOL 34061|| Invertebrate Paleontology
| and 15 GEOL elective credits
| MATH 11010
|| Algebra for Calculus
| MATH 11022
| CHEM 10060
|| General Chemistry I
| CHEM 10062
|| General Chemistry Lab
| BSCI 10110 or
| Biological Diversity (4) or
Invertebrate Zoology (4)