Bachelor of Arts in Geosciences
The B.A. in geosciences focuses on the scientific study of Earth; forces acting upon and within it; and the makeup and behavior of the solids, liquids, and gases comprising the planet. This program is designed for students who desire a broad liberal arts education that prepares them for careers such as environmental consulting, energy and resource management, and geosciences education. Because geology continues to become more integrative, technical and global in its approach, the B.A. degree program encourages students to develop basic proficiencies in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology, and effective oral and written communication skills including computer literacy.
Requirements for a B.A. degree in Geosciences: Catalogue Year 2010-2011
Requirements for a Major in Geosciences for the B.A. Degree: 48 hours. GLY 101 or GLY 120 (EVS 120) and GLYL 120 (EVSL 120) or GGY 130, GLY 205, GLY 125 or GLY 150 or GGY 230, GLY 132, GLY 390 (must be repeated once for 4 hours total), GLY 495, PHY 101 or 105 or CHM 101, MAT 111 or 115 or STT 215 or GGY 222. In addition, students must complete 21 hours of electives from courses listed below. Thirteen hours must be above the 299 level. Courses taken to meet core requirements may not count toward the elective requirement. Students must complete at least one elective course from three of the following four thematic areas:
Solid Earth Materials: GLY 201, 310, 311, 312, 402, 472, 473, GGY
Processes: GLY 250, 335, 431, 441, 443, 465, 470
Gas/Liquid: GLY 150, 226, 350, 426, 450, GGY 230
Earth History: GLY 135, 240, 337, 340, 420, GGY 436
A ‘C’ (2.00) or better average is required on all courses taken within the
department, and ‘C’ (2.00) or better average on all required courses above the
199 level in the department.
Computer Competency Requirement: To satisfy the computer competency requirement for the B.A. degree in geosciences, a student must successfully complete GLY 495.
Oral Communication Competency Requirement: To satisfy the oral communication competency requirement for the B.A. degree in geosciences, a student must successfully complete GLY 495.
Applied Learning Requirement: For the B.A. degree in geosciences, completion of 4 hours of GLY 390 (2) Field Methods in Geosciences.