Geology

B.S. in Geology

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology 3
GEOL 101L Introduction to Geology Laboratory 1
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
MATH 165 Calculus I 4
 Credits15
Spring
MATH 166 Calculus II 4
PHYS 211 College Physics I 4
PHYS 211CL College Physics I Laboratory 1
GEOL 102 The Earth Through Time 3
GEOL 102L The Earth Through Time Laboratory 1
GEOL 318 Mineralogy 3
 Credits16
Sophomore Year
Fall
GEOL 220 Computer Applications in Geology and Environmental Science 2
GEOL 256 Critical Thinking in the Geosciences Geol 256 should be taken as soon as a student declares his/her major. This course can be combined in one semester with Geol 220. Both provide the student methods on how to be successful in their degree program, getting employment, and having a successful career. 2
GEOL 320 Petrology 3
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 122L General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
PHYS 212 College Physics II 4
PHYS 212CL College Physics II Laboratory 1
 Credits16
Spring
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
GEOL 330 Structural Geology 3
Approved Elective 2 3
Math Elective (Math 321, Math 265, or Psych 241) 4
Arts & Humanities Elective 3
 Credits16
Junior Year
Fall
GEOL 311 Geomorphology 4
MATH 266 Elementary Differential Equations 3
Social Science Elective 3
Approved Elective 2 3
Arts & Humanities 3
 Credits16
Spring
GEOL 356 Geoscience Lectures 1
GEOL 411 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 5
Approved Elective 2 3
Geology Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Credits15
Senior Year
Fall
GEOL 421 Seminar I 1
GEOL 487 Research I Determine what type of Senior Thesis project you would like to consider early in your program. Discuss this with you advisor or faculty member you would like to work with. 1
Geology Elective 1 3
Approved Elective 2 3
Approved Elective 2 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Credits14
Spring
GEOL 420 Geology Capstone 3
GEOL 422 Seminar II 1
GEOL 488 Research II 2
GEOL 494 Senior Thesis 1
Arts & Humanities Elective 3
Approved Elective 2 3
Approved Elective 2 4
 Credits17
 Total Credits125

1 = Approved Geology Electives (must complete 2 courses from list) Geol 321 Geochemistry, Geol 414 Applied Geophysics, Geol 415 Intro to Paleontology, GeoE 417 Hydrogeology.
2 = Student is required to complete 22-24 program approved courses in engineering, mathematics, foreign language, and other fields of student interest. There may be an additional approved elective required to complete 125 hours. The B.S. in Geology program is flexible to the extent that students can take different courses to complete graduation requirements (geochemistry or paleontology, for example). The student should meet with their geology advisor early to map out their interests in their degree program.
^^ Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements. Essential Studies requirements are found at http://und.edu/academics/essential-studies/requirements.cfm

Office of the Registrar

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Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382