Geosciences - Secondary Major

Requirements for a Secondary Major in Geosciences

Thirty-two semester hours including the following:
Required Courses
GEO 1306The Earth Through Time3
or GEO 1307 Evolution and Extinction
or GEO 1309 Origins of Habitable Worlds
GEO 1106The Earth Through Time, Laboratory1
GEO 1401Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters 14
or GEO 1402 World Oceans
or GEO 1405 The Dynamic Earth
GEO 3344Sedimentary Field Studies 23-6
or GEO 46C3 Capstone Field Experience
GEO 3427Mineralogy4
GEO 3442Field Stratigraphy-Sedimentology4
GEO 3445Structural Geology4
Nine semester hours of 3000-4000 level GEO courses9
A grade of “C” or better in GEO courses used for the major.
Total Hours32-35

Majors are encouraged to take GEO 1405 The Dynamic Earth.


Equivalent alternate experiences may be approved by request to the department.