All majors in the Geological Sciences option and the Environmental Geology option must take a minimum of 3 credits in field geology. Most students satisfy this requirement by taking an external field camp offered by many geoscience departments at other universities; ask the Undergraduate Program Director for guidance. Many students do the field training during the late spring / summer between junior and senior years.
Declaring the Major in Geological Sciences
- Enroll in and complete Introductory Geology 01:460:101
- Fill out an online major declaration form at myMajor by clicking here
Requirements of the Major in Geological Sciences
- Acceptance into the Major in Geological Sciences requires a grade of C or higher in Introductory Geology 01:460:101, or its equivalent
- Maintaining placement within the Major requires at least an average grade of C in all required core courses in Geological Sciences (01:460).
NOTE ABOUT PREREQUISITES:
- Introductory Geology is a prerequisite for all upper-level geology courses. Completion of this course with a grade of C or betteris required prior to the declaration of the major.
- Chemistry is a prerequisite for Mineralogy, which is a prerequisite for Petrology; it is also a prerequisite for Introduction to Geochemistry.
- Physics is a prerequisite for Geophysics.
- Sedimentary Geology is a recommended prerequisite for Structural Geology and Geologic Maps.
Undergraduate Program Director
Wright Rieman Room 209
- Office Number- (848) 932-7242
Wright Rieman Room 242B
- Office- (848) 445-0817