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2013-2014

Geology (3370)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: Geology (337000BS)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to describe how the Earth is made up from a series of interconnected systems and how change in one system affects other systems.
Students will be able to synthesize and critically evaluate geologic information.
Students will improve their ability to present and interpret quantitative data.
Graduating seniors will demonstrate the application of discipline specific skills (mapping, geological interpretation).
Graduating seniors will demonstrate the application of more general skills (writing) developed in undergraduate training.

Year 1

Fall
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
Spring
3370:102 Introductory Historical Geol4
3300:112 English Composition II3
3450:222 Analytic Geometry-Calculus II4
Modern Language:Any 35xx:1024
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
3150:151 Principles of Chemistry I3
3150:152 Principles of Chemistry I Lab1
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
3370:230 Mineral Science4
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2013
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3150:153 Principles of Chemistry II3
3370:231 Silicate Mineral & Petrology4
Social Science:Any Set3
Modern Language:Any 35xx:2023
Humanities:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
3650:291 Elementary Classical Physics I4
3370:350 Structural Geology4
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Upper Level Elective:3370:300/400 Geology3
Upper Level Elective:3370:300/400 Geology3
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
3370:324 Sedimentation & Stratigraphy4
3370:360 Paleobiology4
3650:292 Elementary Classical Phys II4
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
3370:453 Geology Field Camp I3
3370:454 Geology Field Camp II3
Min Credit Total 6

Year 4

Fall
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:3370:300/400 Geology3
Upper Level Elective:3370:300/400 Geology3
Upper Level Elective:3370:300/400 Geology3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 14
Spring
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4003
Upper Level Elective:Any 300/4004
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.
Elective credits in Field Studies in Geology (3370:455) and Research Problems (3370:499) are strongly recommended, however only 4 credits of each may be used to satisfy the geology elective requirement. Workshop in Geology and Environmental Science (3370:490), may not be used to satisfy the geology elective requirement. Additional work in a supporting sciences, math, or engineering is encouraged. A student majoring in geology should consult regularly with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Geoscience Department.
7700:101, 102, 201, 202 and 222 may be substituted for Modern Language (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.

Guide Updated: 08-20-2013