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This curriculum leads to a B.S. in geology. A typical four-year program is illustrated below.

First Year
Fall Credit hours
MATH-1010 Calculus I (4 credits)
CHEM-1100 Chemistry I (4 credits)
ERTH-1100 Geology I (4 credits)
Humanities or Social Science Elective (4 credits)
Spring Credit hours
MATH-1020 Calculus II (4 credits)
CHEM-1200 Chemistry II (4 credits)
ERTH-1200 Geology II (4 credits)
Humanities or Social Science Elective (4 credits)

Second Year
Fall Credit hours
MATH-2010 Multivar. Calc. and Matrix Algebra (4 credits)
PHYS-1100 Physics I (4 credits)
ERTH-2330 Earth Materials (4 credits)
Humanities or Social Science Elective (4 credits)
Spring Credit hours
ERTH-2140 Introduction to Geochemistry (4 credits)
PHYS-1200 Physics II (4 credits)
Biology Requirement 1 (4 credits)
Humanities or Social Science Elective (4 credits)

Third Year
Fall Credit hours
ERTH-2210 Field Methods (2 credits)
ERTH-2120 Structural Geology (4 credits)
ERTH-4xxx Geology Group Option (4 credits)
Humanities or Social Science Elective (4 credits)
Elective (2-4 credits)
Spring Credit hours
ERTH-2100 Introduction to Geophysics (4 credits)
Elective (4 credits)
ERTH-4xxx Geology Group Option (4 credits)
Humanities or Social Science Elective (4 credits)

Fourth Year
Fall Credit hours
ERTH-xxxx Electives (16 credits)
Spring Credit hours
Culminating Experience (3-4 credits)
Electives (10-11 credits)


Biology Requirement
BIOL-1010 if taken in the second year, but may be BIOL-4320 if taken in the third or fourth year.

Geology Group Options
ERTH-4190 Environmental Measurements
ERTH-4340 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
ERTH-4540 Organic Geochemistry
ERTH-4690 Aqueous Geochemistry
ERTH-4650 Seismology
ERTH-4710 Groundwater Hydrology
ERTH-4750 Geographic Information Systems in the Sciences

Culminating Experience
ERTH-4970 Out of Classroom Experience in Earth Science
ERTH-4980 Senior Field Thesis
Undergraduate Research Program (URP)

Electives
The following are recommended as electives for the geology curriculum:

ERTH-4190 Environmental Measurements
ERTH-4340 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
ERTH-4540 Organic Geochemistry
ERTH-4690 Aqueous Geochemistry
ERTH-4650 Seismology
ERTH-4710 Groundwater Hydrology
ERTH-4750 Geographic Information Systems in the Sciences
BIOL-4850 Principles of Ecology
CHEM-2210 Organic Compounds and Reactions
CHEM-4450 Macroscopic Physical Chemistry
CIVL-2630 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL-4150 Soil Mechanics
ENVE-4310 Applied Hydrology and Hydraulics
MATH-2400 Introduction to Differential Equations
MATH-4600 Advanced Calculus
MATH-4700 Foundations of Applied Mathematics
MATH-4800 Numerical Computing
MATH-4820 Introduction to Numerical Methods for Differential Equations
MTLE-2020 Introduction to Ceramic Materials
MTLE-4100 Thermodynamics of Materials
WRIT-4120 Technical and Professional Communication

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