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BS in Geology Program

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The Bachelor of Science in Geology is designed for those who intend to become professional geologists and/or those who plan to attend a graduate school in geosciences. The program includes courses normally expected of graduate school applicants, including a geology field course (summer) and courses in related sciences and mathematics. This degree program prepares students for the examination for the professional geologist license.

Students must earn a letter grade of C or better in all geology and allied courses. Additionally, all prerequisite courses must be passed with a grade of C or better before progressing to the next level of geology courses.

 

I. Geology Core Courses
Credit Hours
USP
Taught
One of the following:
GEOL 1005 Earth History OR
4
Spring
GEOL 1100 Physical Geology OR
4
Fall, Spring
GEOL 1200 Historical Geology
4
Fall
GEOL 1500 Water, Dirt, Climate
4
Fall
And each of the following:
GEOL 2000 Geochemical Cycles, Earth System
4
Fall
GEOL 2010 Mineralogy
3
Fall
GEOL 2020 Petrology
2
Spring
GEOL 2100 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
4
Fall
GEOL 3005 Principles of Geophysics OR
GEOL 2005 Introduction to Geophysics
4
Fall
GEOL 4610 Structural Geology and Tectonics
4
Fall
GEOL 4717 Field Course in Geology
(to be taken in 1 of the last 2 summers at UW)
6
Summer
GEOL 4820 Capstone
3
C3
Spring
II. Additional 18 credit hours in Geology
courses at 2000 level and above.
III. Allied Math and Sciences (20 credits)
CHEM 1020 or 1050 General Chemistry I
4
PN
CHEM 1030 or 1060 General Chemistry II
4
MATH 2200 Calculus I
4
Q
MATH 2205 Calculus II OR
4
MATH 2250 Elementary Linear Algebra
4
GEOL 4525 Environmental Data Analysis
4
PHYS 1110 or 1210 General or Engineering Physics
4
PN
NOTE: This degree program represents a minimum
proficiency. Students are strongly advised to elect
additional courses in geology.
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Department of Geology and Geophysics

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307-766-3386

Fax: 307-766-6679

Email: geol-geophys@uwyo.edu

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