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

Major Program Guide For: B.S. in Geology
Environmental 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
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
First Year Seminar 190   3
P3   History 3
P4   Humanities 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
GEOL 150 Methods in Geology 3
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
CMHC 201 Introduction to Sepech Communication  3
ENGL 102 Composition II 3
GEOL 155 Historical Geology 3
HEAL/HSCC 123/101  Health and Wellness/Nutrition, fitneess, Wellness 3
MATH 145 Trigonometry 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
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
P5   Fine and Performing Arts 3
P1   Social Sciences 3
CHEM 140  Advanced General Chemistry 4
GEOL 305 Soils and Hydrology  4
MATH 146  Precalculus 4
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
CHEM 200+  Elective 4
GEOL, MATH, or Science 200+  Elective 3-4
P1   Social Sciences  3
GEOL 250  Introduction to the Rock Forming Minerals  3
MATH 153/170  Calculus I/Applied Statistics  3/4

 

CHEM 140 PREQ: High school chemistry.
GEOL 305 PREQ: Permission of instructor.
GEOL 250 PREQ: 140 or 150 and CHEM 132 or 140.
MATH 153 PREQ: 146, or consent of the director of mathematics placement.

Junior Year
Fall
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
P6   World Culture 3
P1-P6   Jr-Sr Perspective 3
General Elctive     3
GEOL 355 Petrology  3
GEOL 405  Hydrogeology  4
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
GEOL, MATH, or Science 200+  Elective 3-4
General Elective 386 Analysis of Social Data 3
GEOL 371  Structural Geology Introduction  4
PHYS 130/230 Physics I/ General Physics I  4

Upper Level Perspective (ULP): An approved Upper Level Liberal Studies Perspectives course is required in one of the Liberal Studies Perspectives categories.
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.
PHYS 130 COREQ: PHYS 130 lecture and PHYS 130 lab.
PHYS 230 PREQ: MATH 152 or MATH 153. COREQ: PHYS 230 lecture and PHYS 230 lab.

Senior Year
Fall
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
GEOL Capstone     3-4
General Elective     6
GEOL 422  Sedimentation and Stratigraphy 4
PHYS 230/231  General Physics I / General Physics II 4 /3-4
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
GEOL, MATH, or Science 200+  Elective 9
General Elective     3

GEOL 422 PREQ: 140 or 150 and 155.
PHYS 230 PREQ: MATH 152 or MATH 153. COREQ: PHYS 230 lecture and PHYS 230 lab.
PHYS 231 PREQ: PHYS 230.

  • 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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