Requirements

B.S. IN GEOLOGY

Requirements (117-119 units)
Total units required for graduation: 183-187

Lower-division requirements (48-50 units)

  1. Five units chosen from:
    • BIOL 100. Topics in Biology (5)
    • BIOL 200. Biology of the Cell (5)
  2. CHEM 215. General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding (6)
  3. CHEM 216. General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions (6)
  4. GEOL 101. Introductory Geology (5)
  5. GEOL 250. Historical Geology (5)
  6. MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)
  7. MATH 212. Calculus II (4)
  8. A minimum of 13 units chosen from Group A or B below:
    • Group A:
      • PHYS 121. Basic Concepts of Physics I (5)
      • PHYS 122. Basic Concepts of Physics II (4)
      • PHYS 123. Basic Concepts of Physics III (4)
    • Group B:
      • PHYS 221. General Physics I (5)
      • PHYS 222. General Physics II (5)
      • PHYS 223. General Physics III (5)

Upper-division requirements (50 units)

  1. GEOL 301. Introduction to Geologic Mapping (4)
  2. GEOL 320. Mineralogy and Crystallography (5)
  3. GEOL 321. Optical Mineralogy (3)
  4. GEOL 322. Introduction to Geochemistry (4)
  5. GEOL 325. Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (5)
  6. GEOL 330. Sedimentary Petrology (5)
  7. GEOL 340. Stratigraphy (5)
  8. GEOL 360. Structural Geology (5)
  9. Eight units chosen from:
    • GEOL 390. Field Camp (8)
    • GEOL 391. Advanced Geologic Mapping (2-6)
  10. GEOL 398. Research Methods and Design (1)
  11. GEOL 399. Undergraduate Geologic Research (3)
  12. GEOL 590. Senior Seminar (2)

General Geology Option (19 units)

A minimum of 19 units chosen from the following list after consultation with a faculty advisor. No more than four units may be taken from supervision courses.

  • GEOG 202. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (5)
  • GEOG 308. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (5)
  • GEOG 480. Geomorphology (4)
  • GEOL 307. Service Learning in the Earth Sciences (1-2)
  • GEOL 310. Regional Field Geology (2)
  • GEOL 312. Geology of California (4)
  • GEOL 350. Paleontology (5)
  • GEOL 370. Tectonics (4)
  • GEOL 375. Groundwater Hydrology (4)
  • GEOL 391. Advanced Geologic Mapping (2-6)
  • GEOL 395. Directed Studies (1-4)
  • GEOL 540. Advanced Topics in Geology (4)
  • GEOL 545. Laboratory for Advanced Topics in Geology (1-2)
  • GEOL 550. Earth Resources (5)
  • GEOL 551. Neotectonics and Seismic Hazard Analysis (5)
  • GEOL 552. Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard Assessment (5)
  • GEOL 553. Advanced Structural Geology (5)
  • GEOL 575. Internship in Geology (2-4)
  • GEOL 595. Independent Study (1-6)
  • GEOL 597. Senior Honors Research (2-4)
  • MATH 262. Applied Statistics (4)

Environmental Geology Option (19 units)

  1. GEOL 375. Groundwater Hydrology (4)
  2. GEOL 376. Field Methods in Hydrology (4)
  3. GEOL 430. Engineering Geology (5)
  4. A minimum of six units chosen, after consultation with a faculty advisor, from (no more than two units from supervision courses):
    • CHEM 206. Organic Chemistry (5)
    • GEOG 202. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography (5)
    • GEOG 470. Hydrology and Water Resources (4)
    • GEOG 480. Geomorphology (4)
    • GEOL 312. Geology of California (4)
    • GEOL 540. Advanced Topics in Geology (4)
    • GEOL 545. Laboratory for Advanced Topics in Geology (1-2)
    • GEOL 550. Earth Resources (5)
    • GEOL 551. Neotectonics and Seismic Hazard Analysis (5)
    • GEOL 552. Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard Assessment (5)
    • GEOL 553. Advanced Structural Geology (5)
    • GEOL 575. Internship in Geology (2-4)
    • GEOL 595. Independent Study (1-6)
    • GEOL 597. Senior Honors Research (2-4)
    • HSCI 557. Hazardous Material Control (4)
    • MATH 262. Applied Statistics (4)

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