Geology–Biology

Standard program for the A.B. degree

This program emphasizes interrelations between biological and geological processes including an understanding of the origin and development of life as interpreted from the geologic record, evolution of climate and environments, and dynamic processes in the stratigraphic record. Prepares students for work in environmental issues, geology, ecology, oceanography, or global change.

1. Four basic supporting science courses:

a. BIOL 0200 (or more advanced).

b. CHEM 0330 (or advanced placement).

c. Two courses in mathematics and/or physics and/or engineering at the level of MATH 0090, 0100, PHYS 0050, 0060, or ENGN 0030, 0040; or more advanced.

2. Ten (10) concentration courses:

a. GEOL 0220, 0230, 0240, 0310, 1240.

b. Three Biology courses such as (but not limited to) BIOL 0410, 0420, 0430, 0470, 0480, 1420, 1430, 1880, and ENVS 1450.

c. Two upper level geological sciences courses such as (but not limiteed to) GEOL 1100, 1110, 1120, 1130, 1330, 1350, 1370, 1380.

Standard program for the Sc.B. degree

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

1. Five basic supporting science courses:

a. BIOL 0200 (or more advanced).

b. CHEM 0330 (or advanced placement).

c. PHYS 0050 or ENGN 0030, or more advanced.

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

2. Fourteen (14) concentration courses:

a. GEOL 0220, 0230, 0240, 0310, 1240.

b. Three Biology courses such as (but not limited to) BIOL 0410, 0420, 0430, 0470, 0480, 1420, 1430, 1880, and ENVS 1450.

c. Two upper level geological sciences courses such as (but not limited to) GEOL 1100, 1110, 1120, 1130, 1330, 1350, 1370, 1380.

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

e. GEOL 1970 (Senior Research Thesis).




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