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Geosciences with Earth Science Concentration
2019-2021

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FIRST YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

GEOS 101

Introductory Geology

3

Fall

   

MJ/NS

CHEM 100 

The World of Chemistry

3

Fall/Spring/Summer

   

MJ/NS

ENGL 100

Fundamentals of English 

3

Fall/Spring

 

C

SK

MATH 102 or 103

Survey of Mathematics/Elementary Statistics 

3

Fall/Spring

MATH 15 with or better or appropriate placement

C-

SK

General Education(HU)

Humanities & the Arts 

3

Fall/Spring/Summer

   

HU

TOTAL   15        


Winterim Year 1 - optional
 Consult with your advisor whether winterim is appropriate for you in your first year.

 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

GEOS 104

Introductory Geology & Laboratory

2

Spring 

GEOS 101 

 

MJ

GEOS 102

Origin & History of the Earth 

3

Spring 

3 credit Geo Course

 

MJ

ENGL 101 

Composition and Reading

3

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

Placement score or a "C" or better in ENGL 100

C-

SK

Foreign Language I

Modern Language I

4

Fall/Spring

   

GE

GEOS 106

Great Lakes Water Resources

3

Spring 

   

MJ/NS

TOTAL   15        
YEAR TOTAL   30        


Summer Year 1 - optional
Enrollment in Summer courses is recommended for students who end their first year with less than 30 credit hours.  

SECOND YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

GEOS 200

Minerals & Rocks

4

Fall 

GEOS 104 or consent of instructor

 

MJ

PHYS 101

Principles of Physics 

4

Fall/Spring 

Math competency requirement

 

MJ/NS

Foreign Language II

Modern Language II

4

Fall/Spring 

Foreign Language 103

 

GE

ENVS 109

Fundamentals of Climate Change 

3

Fall 

   

MJ/NS

TOTAL   15        


Winterim Year 2 - optional
Enrollment in Winterim courses is strongly recommended for students who have accumulated less than 45 credits.   

 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

GEOS 330

Environmental Geology

4

Spring

GEOS 104

 

MJ

GEOS 355

Stratigraphy & Sedimentation

4

Spring

GEOS 104 & 200

 

MJ

General Education (SB)

Social & Behavioral 

3

Fall/Spring

   

SB

General Education (SB)

Social & Behavioral 

3

Fall/Spring

   

SB

PE 1xx

Physical Education Activity

1

Fall/Spring

Recommended

 

EL

TOTAL   15        
YEAR TOTAL   30        


Summer Year 2 - optional
Enrollment in Summer courses is strongly recommended for students who end their second year with less than 60 credit hours. 

THIRD YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

GEOS 445 

Environemtnal Sampling, Monitoring, and Assessment 

4

Fall

GEOS 330

 

MJ

GEOS 420 

Glacial Geology

4

Spring (even years)

GEOS 104 & 200

 

MJ

Supporting 300 level for Geosciences 

  3

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

   

MJ

GEOS 301 or Supporting 300 Level for Geosciences 

Geomorphology

4

Fall (even years)

GEOS 102, 200 or consent of instructor

 

MJ

TOTAL   15        


Winterim Year 3 - optional
Enrollment in Winterim courses is strongly recommended  for students who have completed less than 75 credit hours.  

 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

GEOS 420

Glacial Geology

4

Spring(even years)

GEOS 104,200

 

MJ

ENVS 335

Energy

4

Spring

Math 111, PHYS 101

 

MJ

Supporting 300 level for Geosciences 

  3

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

   

MJ

General Education(HU)

Humanities & the Arts 

3

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

   

HU

GEOS 320

Soils, Weathering, and Surficial Processes

3

Fall/Spring

GEOS 104; consent of instructor 

 

MJ

TOTAL   17        
YEAR TOTAL   32        


Summer Year 3 - optional

Enrollment in Summer courses is strongly recommended for students who end their third year  with less than 90 credit hours.  

FOURTH YEAR

Semester 1
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

GEOS 496

Geoscience Applications

3

Fall 

Senior standing, GEOS 355 or consent of instructor

 

MJ

GEOS 445

Environmental Sampling, Monitoring, & Assessment 

4

Fall 

GEOS 330 

 

MJ

General Education(HU/DV)

Humanities & the Arts (Diversity Elective)

3

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

   

 HU/DV

Supporting 300 level for Geosciences or GEOS 301

Elective

3-4

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

   

MJ

Supporting 300 level for Geosciences 

Elective

3

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

   

MJ

TOTAL   16-17        


Winterim Year 4 - optional
Enrollment in Winterim courses is strongly recommended for students who have completed less than 105 credit hours. 

 

Semester 2
 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS FREQUENCY COURSE NOTES MIN. GRADE CATEGORY

GEOS 495

Senior Seminar

1

Spring

Senior standing, GEOS 355  

 

MJ

General Elective

  3

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

   

 EL

General Elective

  3

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

   

 EL

General Education (SB)

Social & Behavioral 

3

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

   

SB

General Education (SB)

Social & Behavioral 

3

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

   

SB

General Education(HU)

Humanities & the Arts 

3

Fall/Winter/   Spring/Summer

   

HU

TOTAL   16        
YEAR TOTAL   32-33        


Summer Year 4 - if needed
Enrollment in Summer courses is strongly recommended for students who have not completed the required 120 hours.

Graduation Requirements Summary
 

Minimum Total Hours Minimum Upper-Division Hours Min. Core Hours Major GPA Overall GPA
120        

 

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