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Degree Program Course Requirements

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Bachelor of Science in Geology
and Secondary Education (Earth Science)


Area A Essential Skills                                                 Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better) 
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses: 
MATH 1113/1131

Area B Institutional Options                                      Required Hours: 4
COMM 1110  
Select one of the following courses: 
ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755/LIBR 1105
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/LEAD 1705/POLS 2401/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives. 

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts                                       Required Hours: 6 
Select one of the following humanities courses: 
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ PHIL 1105 
Select one of the following fine arts courses: ARTH 1100/ITDS 1145*/MUSC 1100/THEA 1100 
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology                              Required Hours: 11 
Select two science courses with a lab: 
ASTR 1105/1305; ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215 (lab included); BIOL 1225 (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); ITDS 1215 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325; PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above: 
CPSC 1105/MATH 1113/MATH 1125/MATH 1131/MATH 1132/MATH 1127/MATH 1165/PHIL 2105
Note: MATH 1125 recommended if not taken in Area A.

Area E Social Sciences                                                Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112 
Take the following course:
POLS 1101 
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/PHIL 2135/PSYC 1101/SOCI 1101 
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ENGL 2136/GEOG 1101/HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156 

Wellness Requirement                                               Required Hours: 3
PELM 1205 
Select any one PEDS course. 

Area F Courses Related to Major       Required Hours: 27 
EDCI 2105 Diversity in Education 
MATH 1131 Calculus with Analytical Geometry 1 (1 hour from Area D) 
Select two science sequences from the following that were not taken to satisfy Area D:
GROUP 1: CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry 1 
CHEM 1211L Principles of Chem 1 Lab 
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry 2 
CHEM 1212L Principles of Chem 2 Lab 
GROUP 2: GEOL 1121 Intro Geo 1: Phys Geol
GEOL 1122 Intro Geo 2: Hist Geol
GEOL 1322 Intro Geo 2: Hist Geol Lab
GROUP 3: PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics 1 
PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics 2 
PHYS 1311 Introductory Physics 1 Lab 
PHYS 1312 Introductory Physics 2 Lab 
EDUF 2116 Human Development, Motivation, and Learning
EDUF 2215 The American Educational Experience
SPED 2256 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner in General Education

Area G Program Requirements          Required Hours: 41
GEOL 2225 The Fossil Record
GEOL 2265 Mineralogy 
GEOL 3215 Igneous and Metamorphic Geology 
GEOL 3235 Sedimentary Geology 
GEOL 5255 Environmental Geology 
EDSE 4135 Curriculum and Methods in Secondary Science
EDCI 3456 Practicum in Science Education
EDUF 4115 Classroom Management
EDCI 4485 Student Teaching

Area H Program Electives                  Required Hours: 16
EDUF 4205 Integrating Technology for Student Teachers (required if competency test is not satisfied)
GEOL 3265 Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis 
GEOL 3275 Mapping and Field Geology 
GEOL 4175 Undergraduate Research 
GEOL 4275 Structural Geology 
GEOL 4795 Senior Geology Seminar 
GEOL 5115 Geochemistry 
GEOL 5135 Introduction to Oceanography
GEOL 5165 Introduction to Hydrology 
GEOL 5175 Physical Anthropology/Archeology 
GEOL 5215 Geomorphology 
GEOL 5275 Vertebrate Paleontology
GEOL 5555 Selected Topics in Geology 

Total Hours Required: 129

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Last Updated: 2/1/11