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
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
First Year Seminar 190   3
P3   History 3
CMHC   Introduction to Speech Communication 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
GEOL 150 Methods in Geology 3
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
GEOL, MATH or Science 200+ Elective  3-4
ENGL 102 Composition II 3
GEOL 155 Historical Geology 3
HEAL/HSCC 123/101  Health and Wellness/Nutrition, fitneess, Wellness 3
MATH 130/145 College Algebra /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
P4   Humanities 3
P1   Social Sciences 3
CHEM 132/140  Advanced General Chemistry 4
GEOL 305 Soils and Hydrology  4
MATH 146/170  Precalculus / Applied Statistics 4/3
Spring
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
CHEM 200+  Elective 4
Science Elective   Elective 3
P1   Social Sciences  3
GEOL 250  Introduction to the Rock Forming Minerals  3
P5   Fine and Performing Arts  3

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

Junior Year
Fall
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
GEOL, MATH or Science 200+  Elective 3-4
General Elective     6
P6   World Culture Credits  3
GEOL 355 Petrology  3
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
GEOL, MATH, or Science 200+  Elective 3-4
General Elective     3
GEOL 371  Structural Geology Introduction  4
P1-P6   Jr-Sr Perspective 3

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.

Senior Year
Fall
Course Prefix or Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
GEOL Capstone     3-4
General Elective     4
GEOL 422  Sedimentation and Stratigraphy 4
GEOL, MATH, or Science 200+  General Elective 4
Spring
Course Prefix of Liberal Studies Requirement Course Number Course Title Hours
GEOL, MATH, or Science 200+  Elective 6-8
General Elective     6

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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