Curriculum Guides


Geology (3370)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: Geology - Engineering Geology (337003BS)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate the ability to plan a geological and engineering field exercise.
Demonstrate the ability to organize a geological or engineering project.
Demonstrate the ability to complete a report related to a geological engineering problem.

Year 1

3370:101 Introductory Physical Geology4
3450:221 Analytic Geometry-Calculus I4
3300:111 English Composition I3
Oral Communication:Any3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1014
Min Credit Total 18
3370:102 Introductory Historical Geol4
3300:112 English Composition II3
3450:222 Analytic Geometry-Calculus II4
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1024
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

3370:230 Mineral Science4
3450:223 Analytic Geometry-Calc III4
3650:291 Elementary Classical Physics I4
3150:151 Principles of Chemistry I3
3150:152 Principles of Chemistry I Lab1
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2013
Min Credit Total 19
3370:231 Silicate Mineral & Petrology4
3650:292 Elementary Classical Phys II4
3450:335 Intro to Ordinary Diff Equatns3
Social Science:Any Set3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2023
Min Credit Total 17
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

4300:201 Statics3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
3370:350 Structural Geology4
3370:301 Engineering Geology3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 16
3370:324 Sedimentation & Stratigraphy4
4300:202 Intro: Mechanics of Solids3
4600:203 Dynamics3
3150:153 Principles of Chemistry II3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 15
3370:453 Geology Field Camp I3
3370:454 Geology Field Camp II3
Min Credit Total 6

Year 4

3370:446 Exploration Geophysics3
4300:313 Soil Mechanics3
Humanities:Any Set3
Upper Level Elective:300/400 Geology Course4
Min Credit Total 13
4300:314 Geotechnical Engineering3
4600:310 Fluid Mechanics I2
4300:341 Hydraulic Engineering4
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 15
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.
3370:418 Soil and Rock Exploration may be substituted for 3370:446 Exploration Geophysics.
Non-Geology courses: 3460:209 Computer Science I (4 credits), 4300:341 Hydraulic Engineering (4 credits), 4300:414 Design of Earth Structure (3 credits), 4300:445 Hydrology (3 credits), 4600:305 Thermal Science (2 credits).
7700:101, 102, 201, 202 and 222 may be substituted for Modern Language: Any 35xx courses.
3460:209, 4300:414, 4300:445 or 4600:305 may be substituted for 4300:341 Hydraulic Engineering.
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; 47 Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences upper level credits required.
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