1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071-2000
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||S||Spring|
|GEOL 1100 Physical Geology OR||4||SE||Fall, Spring|
|GEOL 1200 Historical Geology||4||SE||Fall|
|GEOL 1500 Water, Dirt, Climate||4||SE||Fall|
|And each of the following:|
|GEOL 2000 Geochemical Cycles, Earth System||4||SE||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||WC||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||SP|
|CHEM 1030 or 1060 General Chemistry II||4||SP|
|MATH 2200 Calculus I||4||QB|
|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||SP|
NOTE: This degree program represents a minimum proficiency. Students are strongly advised to elect additional courses in geology.