Because of the diversity of career opportunities, as well as individual student interest in the geological sciences, a student majoring in Geology can elect either of two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. The Bachelor of Science is for the student who eventually intends to pursue a career as a geologist, usually after graduate study (typically the M. S. degree). The requirements set forth in the Bachelor of Science are those that a student needs for acceptance into a graduate program in geology, as well as those suggested by the American Institute of Professional Geologists. A student electing the Bachelor of Arts may wish to combine geology with expertise in another discipline (major) or plan a career in a field in which geological knowledge would be useful.
B. A.: Earth Science (for teaching certification)
B. S.: Geology
Bachelor of Science in Geology
Seventy semester hours. Required in Geology: 110-115 and 151, 150, or 160 and 151, 230, 240, 260, 320, 340, 392, 411, 412, 492 and three additional semester hours of elective credit.
Required in related departments: Chemistry 121 and at least 15 more semester hours in biology, chemistry or physics and eight semester hours in mathematics or computer science. The courses must be selected with adviser approval.
Bachelor of Arts in Geology
Thirty-seven semester hours. Required in Geology: 110-115 and 151, 150, or 160 and 151, 230, 240, 260, 340, 392, 492, and at least 6 more semester hours of elective credit.
Required in related departments: Chemistry 121.
Required is Geology: 110-115 and 151, 150, or 160 and 151 and 15 more semester hours within Geology, chosen in consultation with the geology academic adviser.
Bachelor of Arts in Earth Science
Ninety-three semester hours. Required in Geology: 110-115 and 151, 150, or 160 and 151, 230, 240, 260, 315, 340, 392, and 492. Required in related departments: Biology 180, Chemistry 121, Geography 222, Physics 107 and 200, and a statistics course.
Required in Education: 103 or 104, 112, 120, 304, 306, 312, 342, 348, and 495 and successful completion of the State Board of Education Examination.