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Major: A minimum of 11 courses, including GEO 111, 112, 212, 214, 217, 319, 320, 324; a field class, such as GEO 255, 329, or an accredited summer field camp; GEO 485; and the 300-level specialty course offered by the student's 485 advisor.
Supporting coursework in chemistry, physics, and mathematics is strongly recommended, including CHE 121-122 (Chemical Principles I and II) or CHE 161 (Accelerated General Chemistry); MAT 121 (Calculus of a Single Variable), 122 (Calculus of Several Variables); and PHY 111-112 (General Physics I and II), or 101-102 (Introductory Physics I and II).
Teaching Major: GEO 111, 112, 212, 214, 217, and three additional Geology courses selected from the following: 222, 223, 320, or 329; and PHY 221 (Astronomy) or 228 (Energy Alternatives). Supporting work in the other sciences and mathematics is strongly recommended. In addition to the foregoing requirements, prospective teachers must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete coursework leading to secondary certification described under Education. Prospective teachers should request a current list of the specific course requirements from the Education Office.
Minor: A minimum of seven course credits in Geology which include GEO 111, 112, 212, 214, 217, and two electives which must be at or above the 200 level; at least one of these must be at or above the 300 level. Supporting coursework in other sciences and mathematics is recommended.
101. Earth Science
105. Marine Science
111. Physical Geology
112. Historical Geology
114. Investigations in Geology
217. Invertebrate Paleontology
222. Climate Change
223. Geology of the National Parks
255. Modern and Ancient Carbonate Systems of the Bahamas
319. Igneous and Metamorphic
322. Quaternary Environments
324. Sedimentology and
325. The Origin of Mountains
329. Geology of a Region
331. Environmental Geology
485. Geological Problems
511. Extended Research in Geology