2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog

Geosciences

Geology Program Outcomes

Goal Outcome
Upon completion of this program, students will:Understand the central concepts in geology.
Be able to collect field data needed to solve geologic problems.
Be able to collect, properly manipulate, and present laboratory data needed to solve geologic problems
Be able to locate geologic literature relevant to solving various geologic problems
Be able to apply concepts, data, and relevant literature to solving geologic problems
Be able to effectively communicate the results of geologic studies

Earth Science Education Program Outcomes

Goal Outcome
Upon completion of this program, students will:Understand the central concepts in geology.
Understand central concepts in other earth science disciplines.
Understand the relationships among the earth sciences and between earth sciences and society
Develop the background and general skills necessary for teaching science in a secondary school setting
Develop dispositions necessary for success in teaching

 

 

 

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Geology

General Education
General Education courses39
Geology majors are required to take the following courses which may be used to help satisfy General Education requirements:
General Chemistry I (& CHEM 121L)
Precalculus
Required Geology Courses
GEOL 105Physical Geology with lab4
GEOL 106Historical Geology with lab4
GEOL 210Minerals & Rocks3
GEOL 305Methods in Mineral and Petrology2
GEOL 310Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology3
GEOL 311Paleontology4
GEOL 321Hydrogeology3
GEOL 322Geomorphology4
GEOL 361Structural Geology4
GEOL 411Field Geology6
GEOL 471Sedimentation and Stratigraphy4
Required Support Course
SCI 240Research Methods2
SCI 480Seminar3
Second Major/Minor/Concentration(s)/Electives
Major, Minor, Concentration or Elective44
Total Hours129

All transfer course work must be approved by the Geoscience program before it will be accepted for substitution into the geology major.

It is strongly recommended that geology majors in the BA curriculum select a minor and/or concentrations from the following: chemistry, physics, environmental geology, mathematics, or computer science.

 

Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Earth Science

General Education
General Education courses38
Required Geology Courses
GEOL 105Physical Geology with lab4
GEOL 106Historical Geology with lab4
GEOL 210Minerals & Rocks3
GEOL 305Methods in Mineral and Petrology2
GEOL 310Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology3
GEOL 311Paleontology4
GEOL 321Hydrogeology3
GEOL 322Geomorphology4
GEOL 323Global Climate Change3
GEOL Electives 14
Required Support Courses
CHEM 121General Chemistry I (& CHEM 121L)5
CHEM 122General Chemistry II (& CHEM 122L)5
CSCI 101Introduction to Computer Science3
MATH 107Precalculus4
MATH 210Elementary Statistics4
PHYS 110Astronomy4
SCI 240Research Methods2
SCI 480Seminar3
Two Electives 28
Professional Education Sequence
ED 250Foundations of Education2
ED 260Educational Psychology2
ED 320Curriculum, Planning & Assessment 33
ED 380Technology in Teaching 32
ED 460Managing the Learning Environment 32
ED 470Teaching Diverse Learners 32
ED 493Student Teaching, Secondary 312
SCI 391Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 33
SPED 110Introduction to Exceptional Children3
SS 283Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America3
Select one of the following:3
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Adolescent Psychology
Total Hours147

1

May include GEOG 330 Geography of Weather & Climate

2

Select one BIOL (4 cr), and one PHYS (4 cr) course (may not include PHYS 110 Astronomy)

3

Requires admittance to Teacher Education. Refer to Teacher Education Policies and Procedures.

All transfer course work must be approved by the Geoscience program before it will be accepted for substitution into the earth science major.

It is recommended that earth science majors elect minors in additional fields of science to make themselves more employable as teachers.

Environmental Geology Minor

Without a Geoscience Major:
GEOL 105Physical Geology with lab4
GEOL 210Minerals & Rocks3
GEOL 260Energy Resources3
GEOL 321Hydrogeology3
GEOL 322Geomorphology4
GEOL 331Soils4
Select one of the following:3-4
Chemistry of Natural Waters
Environmental Chemistry
GEOL 421Applied Hydrogeology3
Total Hours27-28

 

With a Geoscience Major:
GEOL 220Introduction to GIS3
GEOL 260Energy Resources3
GEOL 300Geologic Field Methods3
GEOL 331Soils4
GEOL 323Global Climate Change3
Select one of the following:3-4
Chemistry of Natural Waters
Environmental Chemistry
Applied Hydrogeology
General Chemistry II (& CHEM 122L)
Total Hours19-20

 

Geology Minor (Non-Teaching)

GEOL 105Physical Geology with lab4
GEOL 106Historical Geology with lab4
GEOL 210Minerals & Rocks3
GEOL 300Geologic Field Methods3
GEOL 471Sedimentation and Stratigraphy4
Three GEOL Electives 200 or Above9
Total Hours27

 

Earth Science Minor (Teaching)

GEOL 105Physical Geology with lab4
GEOL 106Historical Geology with lab4
GEOL 210Minerals & Rocks3
GEOL 323Global Climate Change3
Two GEOL Electives 200 or Above6
PHYS 110Astronomy4
Total Hours24

 

All transfer course work must be approved by the Geoscience program before it will be accepted for substitution into a Geology, Environmental Geology or Earth Science minor.

Geology Concentration

Four GEOL Courses11
Total Hours11