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BS - Earth Science

The student must complete the following courses before the B.S. in Earth Science will be awarded.  Courses satisfying the requirements specified in the current University of West Georgia Undergraduate Catalog.

Core Areas A, B, C, D, E (42 hrs):
Area A must have MATH 1113 or higher
Area D must have Option II
Area D must have MATH 1634


Area F (18 hours):

GEOL 1121-1122 & GEOL 1121L-1122L, (8 hrs.);
CHEM 1211K & CHEM 1212K (8 hrs.)
 MATH 1113 Precalculus
 MATH 1634 Calculus


Total Core Hours: 60
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Requirements for the Major (66 hrs.)

 

Lower Division Courses Required (18 hrs.)
 EDUC 2110 Critical and Contemporary Issues 3
 EDUC 2120 Socio-Cultural Perspectives  3
 EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching 3
 GEOL 2503 Oceanography    3
 GEOL 2002 Computing for Geosciences  2
 ASTR 2312 & 2313L    4

Secondary Certification (25 hrs.)
 SPED 3715 Inclusive Classrooms   3
 CEPD 4101 Educational Psychology  3
 SEED 4242 Instructional Strategies  4
 SEED 4286 Teaching Internship   9
 SEED 4289 Teaching Internship Seminar  3

Earth Science Content (23 hrs.)
 Solid Earth Courses (6-10 hours; take at least one course designated by **)
 **GEOL 3014 Mineralogy     4
 **GEOL 3004 Field Geo/Geol Mapping  4
 GEOL 3042 Optical Mineralogy   2
 GEOL 3024 Igneous/Metamorphic Pet.   4
 GEOL 3053 Sedimentary Pet.   3
 GEOL 4033 Stratigraphy/Geochron.  3

Earth Surface Courses (6-10 hours; take at least one course designated by **)
        **GEOG 4700 Global Environ. Change  3
        **GEOG 3713 Meteorology    3
 GEOL 3563 Intro Remote Sensing   4
 GEOL 4083 Environmental Geochem.  3
 GEOL 4093 Risk Assessment   3
 GEOL 4003 Geomorphology    3

Earth History (3-4 hours; choose one)
 GEOL 4024 Paleontology     4
 GEOL 4103 Dinosaurs    3