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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology, B.S.

(120 UNITS)

The Bachelor of Science in Geology requires 48 units in the major. Students must have a “C” (2.0) or better in all geological sciences courses applied towards the requirement; in addition, students must have a 2.0 average in required courses in related fields. Proficiency in English composition is required.

Undergraduate Thesis (3 units)

In this capstone experience, majors work one-on-one with a faculty adviser on a research project. Students are encouraged to begin research during their junior year or earlier. GEOL 498  satisfies the university’s upper-division writing requirement.

Upper-Division Geological Sciences Electives (8-9 units)

Electives should be selected in consultation with an undergraduate adviser and/or the student’s thesis adviser. No more than 3 units from any combination of GEOL 493 , GEOL 495 , GEOL 496L  and GEOL 499L  can be counted toward meeting this eight- to nine-unit requirement.

Note: GEOL 310T  is not accepted as credit toward meeting requirements for the B.S. in Geology major.

Related Fields (30 units minimum)

At least one of the related field’s tracks must include a second semester lab course. If the selected related field’s courses total less than 30 units, additional units must be taken from other science-math-engineering departments (see list below). Courses not included on the list must be approved in writing by an undergraduate adviser.

Undesignated Units (0-3 units)

These are to be taken in geological sciences, related fields and/or career-supporting fields, with adviser approval.

Total (120 units)