Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Third Year, Fall Term

  • Mineralogy
  • Sedimentology
  • Paleontology

Third Year, Spring Term

  • Petrology
  • Stratigraphy
  • Structural Geology

Fourth Year, Fall Term

  • Geophysics
  • Field Geology or equivalent (see Field Requirement)
  • 400-level Geology courses
  • Independent Study/Honors **

Fourth Year, Spring Term

  • 400-level Geology courses
  • Independent Study/Honors **

    **Qualified students are urged to undertake independent study projects and honors research in their senior year.

Note About Prerequisites: Introductory Geology is a prerequisite for all upper-level geology courses. Chemistry is a prerequisite for Mineralogy, which is a prerequisite for Petrology. Physics is a pre- or corequisite for Geophysics. Sedimentology is a prerequisite for Stratigraphy. Structural Geology and Stratigraphy (or Sedimentary Geology) are prerequisites for Field Geology.

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