Bachelor of Science in Geology
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The Bachelor of Science program is designed for students who wish to pursue employment in the geosciences or continue their education at the graduate level.
Students with a B.S. degree are able to find employment as entry-level technicians or consulting geologists.
Career options are greatly enhanced if a student earns a Master of Science degree.
Our graduates have successfully completed graduate degrees at universities throughout the United States.
One of the following introductory courses:
- GEOS 51 Physical Geology
- GEOS 53 Geologic Evolution of the Earth
- GEOS 61 Geology of California
- GEOS 100 Mineralogy
- GEOS 110 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
- GEOS 112 Sedimentary Petrology
- GEOS 114 Structural Geology
- GEOS 161 Geologic Field Methods
One of the following courses emphasizing earth history:
- GEOS 53 Geologic Evolution of the Earth (if not chosen above)
- GEOS 120 Paleontology
Two courses in applied geology (from the following):
- GEOS 142 Geochemistry
- GEOS 144 Geomorphology
- GEOS 145 Engineering Geology
- GEOS 148 Hydrogeology
One geology elective (other than GEOS 105 or 193)
One of the following experiential learning courses:
- GEOS 187 Internship in Geosciences
- GEOS 197 Undergraduate Research
- Two courses in general chemistry (CHEM 25 and 27)
- Two courses in physics (PHYS 23 and 25 or PHYS 53 and 55)
- Two semesters of calculus (MATH 51 and 53)
- One computer course (GEOS 102 or COMP 25 or COMP 51)