Curriculum Guides

2013-2014

Geology (3370)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: Geology - Earth Science Track (337001BA)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Students must demonstrate the ability to identify rocks and minerals and their origin.
Interpret the origin of land forms.
Collect, analyze and interpret geological and environmental data in the form of a written report.

Year 1

Fall
3370:101 Introductory Physical Geology4
3300:111 English Composition I3
Social Science:Any Set3
Oral Communication:Any3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1014
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
3370:102 Introductory Historical Geol4
3300:112 English Composition II3
3450:149 Precalculus Mathematics4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1024
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
3150:151 Principles of Chemistry I3
3150:152 Principles of Chemistry I Lab1
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2013
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/400 Science4
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3370:231 Silicate Mineral & Petrology4
Humanities:Any Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/400 Science 4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2023
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
3370:350 Structural Geology4
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Upper Level Elective:3370: Geology3
Upper Level Elective:3370: Geology3
Upper Level Elective:3370: Geology3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3370:360 Paleobiology4
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Upper Level Elective:3370: Geology3
Upper Level Elective:3370: Geology3
Upper Level Elective:3370: Geology3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
3370:453 Geology Field Camp I3
3370:454 Geology Field Camp II3
Min Credit Total 6

Year 4

Fall
Elective:Any3
Elective:Any3
Upper Level Elective:3370: Geology3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 14
Spring
Elective:Any3
Elective:Any3
Elective:Any3
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 12
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
This degree is offered by the Department of Geoscience. Visit the department website for more information: Department of Geoscience
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition I.
Seven credits of non-geology electives are required from the following: 3100:111, 112 Principles of Biology I and II (or equivalent); 3150:153 Principles of Chemistry (or equivalent); 3450:221, 222 Analytical Geometry-Calculus I and II; 3650:291, 292 Elementary Classical Physics I and II.
7700:101, 102, 201, 202 and 222 may be substituted for Modern Languages: Any 35xx courses.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 08-22-2013