Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

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


uTrack Requirements (College of Arts and Sciences)


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 include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students.

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.

Term 1


Credit Hours 14-15


Term 1 Milestone Notes


Term 2


  • Completion of required math sequence 3-4 Credit Hours *
  • Oral Communication  Elective 3 Credit Hours *

Credit Hours 17-18


Term 2 Milestone Notes


Term 3


Credit Hours 18


Term 3 Milestone Notes


Term 4


Credit Hours 17-18


Term 4 Milestone Notes


  • Completion of required math sequence
  • One 300-level Geology course with a grade of C or better

Term 5


Credit Hours 14


Term 5 Milestone Notes


  • Additional 300-level Geology course with a grade of C or better

Term 6


Credit Hours 14


Term 6 Milestone Notes


  • Completion of at least 9 upper-division (300-400) hours

Term 7


  • 2 Connections 3 Credit Hours
  • Engaged Inquiries  Elective 3 Credit Hours *
  • Geology (400-level major course) 3 Credit Hours
  • Non-U.S. History 3 Credit Hours *

Credit Hours 17


Term 7 Milestone Notes


  • Completion of at least 24 total upper-division (300-400) hours

Term 8


  • 2 Connections 6 Credit Hours
  • Geology (400-level major courses) 6 Credit Hours
  • Non-U.S. History  3 Credit Hours * (continuation of sequence)

Credit Hours 15


Term 8 Milestone Notes


  • Completion of at least 42 total upper-division (300-400) hours

Total Credit Hours 126-129


Footnotes


  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 and 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 and Sciences.
  3. The courses indicated meet both a Volunteer Core  requirement as well as a requirement in the major. Students can choose to complete the Volunteer Core  requirement using alternative courses; however, this could increase time to degree.

* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .