Geological Sciences

Standard program for the A.B. degree

This program provides a broad introduction to the geological sciences. Recommended for students seeking a liberal education and a general understanding of Earth processes and Earth history. Especially attractive for double concentrations, such as geology and economics as a career path to law or business, or geology and English as a career path to journalism or technical writing.

1. Four basic supporting science courses:

a. CHEM 0330 (or advanced placement).

b. Three of the following: mathematics: MATH 0090, 0100 or more advanced; physics: PHYS 0050, 0060 or more advanced; engineering: ENGN 0030, 0040 or more advanced; and biology: BIOL 0200 or more advanced.

2. Nine concentration courses:

a. GEOL 0220, 0230, 0240.

b. Two of GEOL 1410, 1420, 1450.

c. Two of GEOL 0310, 1110, 1240, 1330 (or 1710), 1580, or a field course.

d. Two additional courses from upper level geological sciences, mathematics, or supporting sciences with approval from the departmental concentration advisor.

Standard program for the Sc.B. degree

This program is recommended for students interested in graduate study and careers in the geosciences and related fields.

1. Five basic supporting science courses:

a. Two courses in mathematics at the level of MATH 0090, 0100 or more advanced.

b. CHEM 0330 (or advanced placement).

c. PHYS 0050, 0060, or ENGN 0030, 0040 or more advanced. (Advanced placement may be substituted for the first semester of physics.)

2. Fourteen (14) concentration courses:

a. GEOL 0220, 0230, 0240, 0310, 1240, 1410, 1420, 1450, and a field course.

b. Four courses from upper level geological sciences, mathematics, or supporting sciences with approval from the departmental concentration advisor.

c. GEOL 1970 (Senior Research Thesis).




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