Eight-Semester Plan for B.S. Geology, Interdisciplinary Concentration

Major Program Guide For: B.S. in Geology
Interdisciplinary Concentration

Suggested Course Sequence

  • Total for Degree: 128 Credit Hours
  • All scheduling should be done in a consultation with a Geology advisor.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.
Freshman Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
First Year Seminar 190   3 GEOL, MATH, or Science 200+ Elective 3-4
P3   History 3 ENGL 102 Composition II 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3 GEOL 155 Historical Geology 4
GEOL 150 Methods in Geology 4 MATH 130/145 College Algebra/ Trigonometry 3
CMHC 201 Introduction to Speech Communication 3 HEAL/HSCC 123/101 Health and Wellness/Nutrition, Fitness, Wellness 3
ENGL 102 Note: ENGL 101 and 102 must be taken and passed in sequence. 
MATH 145 PREQ: 130 or consent of the director of mathematics placement.
Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
P1   Social Sciences 3 CHEM 200+ Elective   4
P4   Humanities 3 Science Elective     3
CHEM 132/140 Survey of Chemistry I/Advanced General Chemistry 4 P1   Social Sciences 3
GEOL 305 Soils and Hydrology 4 P5   Fine & Performing Arts 3
MATH 146/170 Precalculus/Applied Statistics 4/3 GEOL 250 Introduction to the Rock Forming Minerals 3

CHEM 140 PREQ: High school chemistry.
GEOL 305 PREQ: Permission of instructor.
GEOL 250 PREQ: 140 or 150 and CHEM 132 or 140.

Upper Level Perspective (ULP): An approved Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories.
Junior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
GEOL, MATH, or Science 200+ Elective 3-4 GEOL, MATH, or Science 200+ Elective 3-4
General Elective     6 General Elective     3
P6   World Culture Credits 3 P1-P6   Jr-Sr Perspective 3
GEOL 355 Petrology 3 GEOL 371 Structural Geology 4

GEOL 355 PREQ: 250.
GEOL 405 PREQ: GEOL/GEOG 305 or GEOL/GEOG 302 or permission of instructor.
GEOL 371 PREQ: 250 and two 100 level geology courses. Field trips.

Upper Level Perspective (ULP): An approved Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories.
Senior Year
Fall
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
GEOL Capstone     3-4 GEOL, MATH, or Science 200+ Elective 6-8
GEOL, MATH, or Science 200+ Elective 3-4 General Elective     6
General Elective     4        
GEOL 422 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy 4        
GEOL 422 PREQ: 140 or 150 and 155.
  • Total for Degree: 128 Credit Hours
  • All scheduling should be done in a consultation with a Geology advisor.
  • Students may finish earlier if they attend summer school at WCU or another approved institution.

 

 

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