BS Geology

Major in Geology

Major courses (39 hours)

ERSC 1302 Physical Geology
ERSC 1102 Physical Geology Laboratory
ERSC 1303 Historical Geology
ERSC 1103 Historical Geology Laboratory
ERSC 3310 Mineralogy
ERSC 3320 Field Geology I
ERSC 3360 Paleobiology
ERSC 4411 Petrology
ERSC 3450 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
ERSC 3430 Structural Geology
ERSC 4190 Senior Seminar
ERSC 4320 Field Geology II
6 hours of ERSC electives

Supporting courses (23 hours)

CHEM 1402 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1403 General Chemistry II

PHYS 1321 Elementary Physics I and PHYS 1121 Elementary Physics I Lab with PHYS 1322 Elementary Physics II and PHYS 1122 Elementary Physics II Lab
or PHYS 2321 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and PHYS 2121 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab with PHYS 2322 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II and PHYS 2122 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab

MATH 1451 Calculus I
MATH 1452 Calculus II or STAT 2350 Introduction to Statistical Methods

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Geology BS

Freshman Year (28 hours)

CHEM 1402 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1403 General Chemistry II
ERSC 1302 Physical Geology
and ERSC 1102 Physical Geology Laboratory
ERSC 1303 Historical Geology
and ERSC 1103 Historical Geology Laboratory
RHET 1311 Composition I
RHET 1312 Composition II
MATH 1451 Calculus I,
or STAT 2350

Sophomore Year (29 hours)

ERSC 3310 Mineralogy
ERSC 3320 Field Geology I
ARHA 2200 Introduction to Visual Art,
MUHL 2200 Introduction to Music,
or DRTH 2200 Introduction to Theatre and Dance (4 hours)
Mathematics or Computer Science (3 hours)
Physics (4 hours)
HIST 1311 History of Civilization I
HIST 1312 History of Civilization II
ENGL 2337 World Literature,
ENGL 2338 World Literature Themes,
or PHIL 2320 Ethics and Society
SPCH 1300 Speech Communication

Junior Year (30 hours)

Physics (4 hours)
ERSC 3430 Structural Geology
ERSC 3360 Paleobiology
ERSC 4411 Petrology
Elective (3 hours)
ARHA 2200 Introduction to Visual Art,
MUHL 2200 Introduction to Music,
or DRTH 2200 Introduction to Theatre and Dance
not taken above (2 hours)
HIST 2311 U.S. History to 1877,
HIST 2312 U.S. History since 1877,
or POLS 1310 American National Government
Social science core requirements (3 hours)
Courses in minor (6 hours)

Summer (6 hours)

ERSC 4320 Field Geology II
(or equivalent six hours of field geology)

Senior Year (31 hours)

ERSC 3450 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
ERSC 4190 Senior Seminar
ERSC upper-level elective (3 hours)
Courses in minor (6 hours)
Social science core requirement (3 hours)
Electives (15 hours)