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B.A. Degree in Earth Science



The B.A. degree is not a professional degree in geology. It may be combined with a major in environmental studies or with courses in education for teaching certification.

Requirements for a Major in Earth Science

Thirty-four semester hours including the following:

• GEOG 1300.

• GEO 1406.

• One course from GEO 1401, 1402, 1403, 1405, 1408. (Majors are encouraged to take GEO 1405.)

• GEO 3427, 3435, 4312, 4313, 4314.

• One course from GEO 3341, 3344, 4375.

• One three hour advanced GEO or GEOG course.

• All senior-level candidates must complete the exit exam.

Required courses in other fields:

• PHY 1408.

• BIO 1306 and 1106 or BIO 1403.

• CHE 1300 and 1100 or 1301 and 1101.


Requirements for a Major in Earth Science
(when combined with a Major in Environmental Studies)

Thirty-two semester hours including the following:

• GEO 1406.

• One course from GEO 1401, 1402, 1403, 1405, 1408. (Majors are encouraged to take GEO 1405.)

• GEO 3427, 3435, 4312, 4314, 4341, and 4485.

• One course from GEO 3341, 3344, 4375.

• All senior-level candidates must complete the exit exam.

Required courses in other field:

• ENV 4345.


Requirements for a Minor in Earth Science

Eighteen semester hours including the following:

• GEO 1406.

• One course from GEO 1401, 1402, 1403, 1405, 1408. (Minors are encouraged to take GEO 1405.)

• A minimum of seven semester hours of "3000" or "4000" geology or earth science electives.

• One course from GEO 3341, 3342, 3344, 3427, 3435, 3643, 4375.