College of Letters and Sciences
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of Letters and Sciences and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Bachelor of Science
Earth and Space Science - Geology Track

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)
MATH 1113 or MATH 1131*
*Extra hour applied to Area F

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
OR
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/ LEAD 1705/ LIBR 1105/ POLS 2401/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ITDS 2125/PHIL 2010
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
Take the following courses:
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry 1
CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry 2
CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
Take one of the following courses:
MATH 1131* or MATH 1132*
*Extra hour applied to Area F

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 2030/ PSYC 1101/ SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ ENGL 2136/ GEOG 1101/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

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

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
“C”or better required in each course
GEOL 1121 Intro Geo 1: Physical Geology
GEOL 1121L Intro Geo 1: Physical Geology 1 Lab
Take the following physics sequence:
PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics 1
PHYS 1311 Introductory Physics 1 Lab
PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics 2
PHYS 1312 Introductory Physics 2 Lab

OR
PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics 1
PHYS 2311 Principles of Physics 1 Lab
PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics 2
PHYS 2311 Principles of Physics 2 Lab

Take one of the following:
BIOL 1215K Principles of Biology
ASTR 1105 Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
ENVS 1105 Environmental Studies
Add 1-2 hours from Areas A & D
Additional hours may be filled with any Area B ITDS course or 1 hour guided elective approved by advisor.

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 35
“C”or better required in each course
ASTR 1105 Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
ASTR 1305 Descriptive Astronomy Lab

GEOL 1122 Intro Geo-sciences 2: Historical Geology
GEOL 1322 Intro Geo-sciences 2: Historical Geology Lab
GEOL 2225 The Fossil Record
GEOL 3215 Igneous and Metamorphic Geology
GEOL 3235 Sedimentary Geology
GEOL 3266 Mineralogy
GEOL 4275 Structural Geology
GEOL 5255 Environmental Geology

Take one of the following:
GEOL 5165 Introduction to Hydrology
GEOL 5215 Geomorphology

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 25
STAT 1127 Introductory Statistics
ASTR 3105 Physics, Chemistry and Geology of Solar System
Any 3000+ level GEOL or ENVS course not already used to satisfy Area G requirements
Add 1-4 hours from Area B

Total Hours Required: 123