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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Geology, B.S.

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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics  > Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences  > Geology, B.S.

Completion of the BS in Geology or Geophysics requires several extended off-campus field trips which involve moderate to strenuous outdoor activity (e.g. all-day field exercises and hiking), including a 5 week capstone field course in Montana for the Geology BS, and a 3 week capstone field course in Galveston for the Geophysics BS. Students who feel they may not be able to fulfill this requirement should talk with Geology and Geophysics undergraduate advisor before declaring their major.

Students who choose to major in geology must complete the following requirements in addition to the special requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree:




Eighteen hours of approved electives, to include the NSM Capstone Requirement. Historical Geology, computer science, biology, and foreign language are highly recommended.

Geology Electives:

Six credit hours of approved advanced GEOL electives Credit Hours: 6.0

List of Approved Advanced Geoscience Electives (Cr: 6)


Successful completion of GEOL 3355  and GEOL 3360  satisfies NSM Capstone Requirement

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