2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 13, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology and Environmental Studies Major, BS – Geology Concentration (uTrack Requirements)


Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

Following the sample academic plan and its uTrack milestones will help students stay on track to graduate in four years. For specific course requirements, refer to the description of the major and the Arts and Sciences requirements  listed in the Catalog, and consult an academic advisor.

Requirements for Geology and Environmental Studies Major – Geology Concentration


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
CHEM 120 * or CHEM 128 * 4 GEOL 101 * or GEOL 102 * or GEOL 103 * or GEOL 104 *
ENGL 101  (or equivalent)*  3 MATH 119  or Math ACT 25
GEOL 101 *, GEOL 102 *, GEOL 103 *, GEOL 104 *, GEOL 107 *, or GEOL 108 * 4  
MATH 141 *, MATH 147 *, or MATH 151 * 3-4  
1Elective 0-1  
Term 2
CHEM 130 * or CHEM 138 * 4 CHEM 120 * or MATH 141 * or MATH 151 *
Completion of required math sequence* 3-4 ENGL 101 *
ENGL 102  (or equivalent)*  3  
Second course from GEOL 101 *, GEOL 102 *, GEOL 103 *, GEOL 104 *, GEOL 107 *, or GEOL 108 * 4  
1Elective 0-1  
Term 3
Arts and Humanities (List A or B)* 3 Select an additional course from: GEOL 101 * or GEOL 102 * or GEOL 103 * or GEOL 104 *
BIOL 111 *, BIOL 150 *-BIOL 159 *, or BIOL 158 *-BIOL 167 * 4-5  
Foreign Language (intermediate level)*  3  
GEOL 310   4  
Social Sciences* 3  
Term 4
Communicating Orally Elective* 3 CHEM 130 *
EF 151 *, EF 157 *, PHYS 135 *, PHYS 137 *, or PHYS 221 * 4 ENGL 102 *
Foreign Language (intermediate level)*  3 Completion of required math sequence
GEOL 330   4 One 300-level Geology course with a grade of C or better
Term 5
GEOL 320   4 Additional 300-level Geology course with a grade of C or better
GEOL 370   4  
Social Sciences* 3  
Global Challenges 3  
Term 6
Communicating through Writing Elective* 3 Completion of at least 9 upper-division (300-400) hours
Foreign Language or Elective 3  
GEOL 340    4  
GEOL 380   4  
Term 7
Geology (400-level major course) 3 Completion of at least 24 total upper-division (300-400) hours
GEOL 440  (to be completed the summer after Term 6) 5  
Non-U.S. History* 3  
2Connections 3  
Term 8
Geology (400-level major courses) 6 Completion of at least 42 total upper-division (300-400) hours
Non-U.S. History (continuation of sequence)* 3  
2Connections 6  
TOTAL (minimum) 120  
1 All students must complete at least 42 upper-division (300-400 level) hours in order to receive a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences.
2 The Connections requirement may be satisfied in one of three ways: (1) by completing 9 hours from one of the approved Connections packages, (2) by completing the requirements for a second major or minor, or (3) by completing 9 hours of study abroad coursework. All students must complete at least 42 upper-division (300-400 level) hours in order to receive a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences.