Sample Curriculum in Geology (Professional Track, starting 2016)

FRESHMAN YEAR (30-31)
Fall Credits Spring Credits
GEOL 100 or 120 + GEOL 110 (4) GEOL 102 (4)
CHEM 135/136 or 131/132 (4) GEOL322 (4)
MATH 140 (4) MATH 141 (4)
GenEd XXX (3-4) ENG 101 (3)

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR (29-32)
Fall Credits Spring Credits
GEOL342 (4) Geologic Core Discipline/elective (4)
PHYS 161 + PHYS174 (4) GEOL 341 (4)
GEOL423 (4) GenEd XXX (3-4)
GenEd XXX (3-4) GenEd XXX (3-4)

 

JUNIOR YEAR (25-28)
Fall Credits Spring Credits
ENGL 390 or ENGL393 (3) GEOL 443 (4)
Geologic Core Discipline/elective (3) Geologic Core Discipline/elective (3)
Geologic Core Discipline/elective (3) GenEd XXX (34)
GenEd XXX (3-4) GenEd XXX (3-4)

SUMMER: GEOL 490 (6)

SENIOR YEAR (24-30)
Fall Credits Spring Credits
GEOL 393 (3) GEOL 394 (3) GenEd SIP
Geologic Core Discipline/elective (3-4) Geologic Core Discipline/elective (3-4)
GenEd as needed (3-4) Elective (3-4)
Elective (3-4) Elective (3-4)

Note: GenEd Requirements - (Minimum 40 credits)

  1. Fundamental Studies (FS) 5 courses minimum (15 credits). May exempt GenEd Academic Writing and Math.
  2. Distributive Studies (DS) 8 courses (25 credit minimum).
    1. Natural Sciences - 2 courses in MATH, CHEM, PHYS or GEOL are covered by major requirements (8 credits)
    2. History and Social Sciences - need 2 courses (6 credits)
    3. Humanities - need 2 courses (8 credits)
    4. Scholarship in Practice - (AS) - need 2 courses (6 credits). One of these is GEOL394.
  3. I-Series Courses (HCD) - 2 course (6 credits). I-Series courses may also fulfill a Distributive Studies category.
  4. Diversity 2 courses (6 credits). Diversity courses may also fulfill a Distributive Studies category.
    1. Understanding Plural Societies 1 - 2 courses (3 - 6 credits). I-Series courses may also fulfill a Distributive Studies category.
    2. Cultural Competence 0 - 1 courses (0 - 3 credits).
  5. Experiential Learning (Optional. 0 - 3 credits). Students may receive up to 3 credits toward a Distributive Study category from an approved outside-the-classroom learning experience.