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Geoscience BS

—Geology Emphasis
—Geophysics Emphasis
—Hydrology Emphasis
—Secondary Education Emphasis

Department of Geosciences

Geosciences BS 
Course Number and TitleCredits
Foundational Studies Program requirements indicated in bold
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLM MATH 170 Calculus I4
DLN CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry I with Lab4
DLN GEOS 100 Fundamentals of Geology or
DLN GEOS 101 Global Environmental Science
DLV Visual and Performing Arts3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
DLS ED-CIFS 201 Foundations of Education (Secondary Education Emphasis) or
DLS Social Sciences course
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field3
CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry II with Lab4
GEOG 360 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
GEOS 200 Evolution of Western North America4
GEOS 212 Water in the West4
GEOS 220 Seeing the Unseen: an Introduction to Geophysics4
CID GEOS 242 Communication in the Earth Sciences3
GEOS 300 Earth Materials4
GEOS 313 Geomorphology4
GEOS 314 Structural Geology4
GEOS 315 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy4
FF GEOS 498 Geosciences Senior Seminar2
MATH 175 Calculus II4
MATH 254 Introduction To Statistics or
MATH 361 Probability and Statistics
Physics Option I: (Recommended for students planning graduate studies)
PHYS 211, 211L-212, 212L Physics I & II with Calculus & Labs
Physics Option II: PHYS 111-112 General Physics

Geology Emphasis

Geology Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
GEOS 324 Petrography1
GEOS 345 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology3
GEOS 425 Whole Earth Geochemistry3
Approved geology field camp (see department advisor)4-6
Upper-division electives to total 403-8
Electives to total 120 credits5-15

Geophysics Emphasis

Geophysics Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
CS 115 Introduction to C or
CS 117 C++ for Engineers or
CS 119 Introduction to JAVA
MATH 275 Multivariable and Vector Calculus4
MATH 333 Differential Equations with Matrix Theory4
MATH 365 Introduction To Computational Mathematics3
GEOS 343 Applied Geophysics3
GEOS 420 Geophysical Applications of Digital Signal Processing3
Upper-division geoscience electives2-4
Approved field camp (see department advisor)4
Electives to total 120 credits0-4

Hydrology Emphasis

Hydrology Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
GEOS 316 Hydrology3
GEOS 412 Hydrology: Flow in Geologic Systems3
GEOS 426 Aqueous Geochemistry3
Approved field camp (see department advisor)4-6
Approved electives3
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits0-4
Electives to total 120 credits7-8

Secondary Education Emphasis

Secondary Education Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
GEOG 213 Meteorology3
GEOS 201 Introduction to Oceanography3
GEOS 425 Whole Earth Geochemistry or
GEOS 426 Aqueous Geochemistry
PHYS 104 Planets and Astrobiology or
PHYS 105 Stars and Cosmology
STEM-ED 101 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching1
STEM-ED 102 Step 2: Inquiry-based Lesson Design1
STEM-ED 210 Knowing & Learning in Mathematics & Science3
STEM-ED 220 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics3
STEM-ED 310 Classroom Interactions3
STEM-ED 350 Research Methods3
STEM-ED 410 Project-based Instruction3
STEM-ED 480 Apprentice Teaching6
Upper-division electives to total 400-1