The Department of Geology offers three degree tracks, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree, and the Geology Minor.
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program involves a broad curriculum that prepares students for employment immediately after graduation or for more advanced graduate study in the geosciences. For those students that pursue advanced degrees in geoscience, the undergraduate major prepares them for a wide range of fields, including hydrology and environmental geology, geochemistry and biogeochemistry, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology and tectonics, stratigraphy and sedimentary geology, paleontology, economic geology, geophysics, and archaeological geology.
I. FOUNDATION COURSES (9 HOURS)
ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S
II. SCIENCES (7-8 HOURS)
At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
III. QUANTITATIVE REASONING (3-4 HOURS)
IV. WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURE, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS (12 HOURS)
Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
|No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.|
Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
|No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view|
V. SOCIAL SCIENCES (9 HOURS)
- Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
- A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives)
A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses
Required Courses (33 hours)
|GEOL 3010-3010L||GEOL 4060/6060-4060L/6060L|
|GEOL 3020-3020L||GEOL 4270/6270|
|GEOL 4010-4010L||GEOL 4500/6500-4500L/6500L|
Choose two courses from the following:
GENERAL ELECTIVES (27 hours)
- (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
- Upper division (6 hours)
- Any level (17 hours)
(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)