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Geology Majors Overview

Overview of Our Majors if you declared geology before the Fall 2014

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WKU GEOLOGY MAJOR

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version: 12/10/2013
B.A. Earth & Space Science (Future Teachers)
B.A. General Geoscience
B.S. Professional Major-Minor
B.S. Professional Extended Major

A. COMMON CORE (20hrs)

       
         
111 The Earth {FS}
112 Earth History {FS}
113 The Earth Lab {FS}
114 Earth History Lab {FS}
308 Structural Geology {S}
380 Intro. Field Techniques {F}
460 Sed. / Strat. {S}
499 Professional Preparation {S}
         

B. ADD'L GEOLOGY REQS.

       
         
270 Analytical Techniques {F}
   
310 General Hydrology
 
 
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311 General Oceanography {S}
   
325 Intro to Min. and Rx {F or S}
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330 Mineralogy {F}
   
350 Petrology {S}
     √
415 Environmental Geology {F}
     
485 Geology of Fossil Fuels {F}
     
Approved Geology Electives
6
6
9
12
         
TOTAL MAJOR HOURS
32
32
40
52
         

C. ADD'L REQUIREMENTS

       
         
math
116
116
136
136
biology
   
122/123
122/123
chemistry
 
105/106
120/121
120/121
physics
201
201
180/181 or 201
180/181 or 201
computer science
145
145    
         
 
GEOG 121
GEOG 121
GEOG 316
GEOG 316
 
ASTR 104
GEOG 316
GEOG 317
GEOG 317
 
ASTR 106
 
GEOG 391
GEOG 391
 
ASTR 405
     
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS
54
53
70.5
82.5
         
Other Requirement
none
 
Geology field camp or GIS certificate
Other Requirement
minor
minor
minor
 no minor req'd
         

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