Sample Curriculum in Geology (Professional Track)

FRESHMAN YEAR (30-31)
Fall Credits Spring Credits
GEOL 100 or 120 + GEOL 110 (4) GEOL 102 (4)
CHEM 135 or 103 (4) CHEM 113 (4)
MATH 140 (4) MATH 141 (4)
CORE XXX (3-4) ENG 101 (3)

SOPHOMORE YEAR (28-32)
Fall Credits Spring Credits
GEOL 322 (4) GEOL 340 (4)
PHYS 141 (4) GEOL 342 (4)
CORE XXX (3-4) CORE XXX (3-4)
CORE XXX (3-4) CORE XXX (3-4)

JUNIOR YEAR (26-28)
Fall Credits Spring Credits
ENGL 393 (3) GEOL 423 (3)
GEOL 445 (3) GEOL 443 (4)
GEOL 341 (4) GEOL 41 (3)
CORE XXX (3-4) CORE XXX (3-4)

SUMMER: GEOL 490 (6)

SENIOR YEAR (24-32)
Fall Credits Spring Credits
GEOL 393 (3) GEOL 394 (3) AS-2 Capstone
GEOL elective (3-4) Elective (3-4)
Elective (3-4) Elective (3-4)
Elective (3-4) Elective (3-4)

NOTE: CORE - (46 credits)

  1. Fundamental Studies (FS) 3 courses minimum (9 credits). May exempt CORE FS-1 and 2, MATH 110 or 115, ENG 101. If so, CORE schedule moves up and these 3 or 6 credits are replaced by electives. FS-3 Jr. ENG (393) done Fall or Spring junior year.
  2. Distributive Studies (DS) 9 courses (28 credit minimum).
    1. Physical Science - 3 courses in MATH, CHEM, PHYS or GEOL are covered by major requirements (10 credits)
    2. Humanities and Arts - need 3 courses (9 credits)
    3. Social Sciences - need 3 courses (9 credits)
  3. Advanced Studies - (AS) - need 2 courses (6 credits). One of these is GEOL 394 which has been approved as a capstone course.
  4. Human Cultural Diversity (HCD) - 1 course (3 credits)