B.S. Environmental Geoscience

University and College Core

English Composition (6 hours)

  • EN 1103 English Comp I or EN 1163 Accelerated Comp I
  • EN 1113 English Comp II or EN 1173 Accelerate Comp II

Oral Communication (3 hours)

  • CO 1003 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
  • CO 1013 Introduction to Communication

Foreign Language (6 hours)

  • 2nd semester proficiency in a foreign language

Fine Arts (3 hours)

  • See A&S requirements

Humanities (6 hours)

  • 3 hours Literature (see A&S requirements)
  • 3 hours History (see A&S requirements)

Social Science (6 hours)

  • GR 1123 Intro to World Geography
  • 3 hours in a different discipline (see A&S requirements)

Basic Concentration Core (4 hours)

  • GG 1113 Survey of Earth Science I and
  • GG 1111 Earth Science I Lab OR
  • GR 1114 Physical Geography

Concentration Core

Mathematics (6 hours)

  • MA 1313 College Algebra
  • MA 1323 Trigonometry

Natural Sciences (9-11 hours)

  • 6-8 hours natural sciences with a lab (CH, BIO, PH)
  • 3 hours natural science without a lab (CH, BIO, PH)

Concentration Requirements (15 hours)

  • GG 3603 Intro to Oceanography
  • GG 3613 Water Resources
  • GG 4333 Geowriting
  • GR 1603 Intro to Meteorology
  • GR 4633 Statistical Climatology or ST 2113 Intro Statistics or ST 3123 Statistical Inference

Departmental 4000-level courses (18 hours)

  • Consult Advisor for specifics

Departmental Elective (3 hours; choose 1 of the courses below)

  • GG 1133 Planetary Geology
  • GG 3133 Intro to Environmental Geology
  • GG 4523 Coastal Environments
  • GR 2313 Maps and Remote Sensing
  • GR 3113 Conservation of Natural Resources
  • GR 4813 Natural Hazards

General Electives (39 hours)

  • Number of credit hours needed to bring total credit hours to 124. Consult Advisor for specifics.

Total hours needed for degree: 124

Note:
A grade of C or higher is required on all departmental courses to satisfy graduation requirements.


Sample Curriculum

B.S. in Geosciences with a concentration in Environmental Geosciences

Freshman Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
EN 1103 English Comp I 3 EN 1113 English Comp II 3
MA 1313 College Algebra 3 MA 1323 Trigonometry 3
GR 1123 Intro World Geography 3     General Elective a 3
GG 1113 Earth Science I 3     Social Science b 3
GG 1111 Earth Sci I Lab 1     CH, BIO, or PH c 3
    General Elective a 3  
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 15
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
EN   Literature d 3 HI   History e 3
    CH, BIO, or PH w/lab c 3     CH, BIO, or PH w/labc 3
GG 3603 Intro Oceanography 3 GR 1603 Intro Meteorology 3
    General Elective a 3 GG   Dept. Elective f 3
FL   Foreign Language I 3 GG 4xxx Dept. 4000-level g 3
  FL   Foreign Language II 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 18
Junior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
    Fine Arts h 3 CO 1003 Public Speaking 3
GG 4333 Geowriting 3     General Elective a 3
GG 3613 Water Resources 3 GG 4xxx Dept. 4000-level g 3
GG 4xxx Dept. 4000-level g 3 GG 4xxx Dept. 4000-level g 3
    General Elective a 3     General Elective a 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 15
Senior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
GG 4xxx Dept. 4000-level g 3 ST 2113 Intro Statistics 3
GG 4xxx Dept. 4000-level g 3     General Elective a 3
    General Elective a 3     General Elective a 3
    General Elective a 3     General Elective a 3
    General Elective a 3     General Elective a 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 15
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 124

aGeneral Elective – any course with college credit that follows University and Arts & Sciences guidelines to bring the total credits to 124 hours.
bSocial Science – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
cCH,BIO,PH – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved natural sciences courses.
dLiterature – Intro Literature or American, English, or World Literature. Check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
eHistory – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
fDept. Elective – a specific Geosciences course as outlined in the curriculum requirements.
gDept 4000-level course – any Geosciences 3000- or 4000-level courses applicable towards curriculum.
hFine Arts – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.