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Geoscience BS

Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
FC Foundations of Oral Communication3
FM MATH 170 Calculus I4
FN CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry I with Lab4
FN GEOS 101 Global Environmental Science or 
FN GEOL 101 Physical Geology4
FA Foundations of Arts course3
FH Foundations of Humanities course3-4
FS ED-CIFS 201 Education, Schooling, and Society (Secondary Education Emphasis) or
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field3
CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry II & Lab4
GEOG 360 Intro to Geographic Information Systems3
GEOS 200 Evolution of Western North America4
GEOS 212 Water in the West4
GEOS 220 Seeing the Unseen: an Intro to Geophysics4
GEOS 300 Earth Materials4
GEOS 313 Geomorphology4
GEOS 314 Structural Geology4
GEOS 315 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy4
GEOS 357 Computation in the Geosciences3
FF GEOS 498 Geosciences Senior Seminar2
MATH 175 Calculus II4
MATH 254 Introduction to Statistics or
MATH 361 Probability and Statistics
Physics Option I:
(Recommended for students planning graduate studies)
PHYS 211, 211L-212, 212L Physics I & II with Calculus & Labs
Physics Option II:
PHYS 111-112 General Physics
Geology Emphasis
GEOS 345 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology4
GEOS 425 Whole Earth Geochemistry3
GEOS 482 Experiences in Geoscience Field Studies3-6
Upper-division electives to total 400-5
Electives to total 120 credits10
Geophysics Emphasis
MATH 275 Multivariable and Vector Calculus4
MATH 333 Differential Equations with Matrix Theory4
GEOS 343 Applied Geophysics4
GEOS 420 Digital Signal Processing Applications in Geoscience3
GEOS 422 Data Analysis and Geostatistics3
GEOS 482 Experiences in Geoscience Field Studies3-6
One (1) upper-division GEOS elective3-4
Electives to total 120 credits0-2
Hydrology Emphasis
GEOS 316 Hydrology4
GEOS 412 Hydrogeology3
GEOS 426 Aqueous Geochemistry3
GEOS 482 Experiences in Geoscience Field Studies3-6
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits0-3
Electives to total 120 credits8-10
Secondary Education Emphasis
GEOG 213 Atmosphere and Weather3
GEOS 201 Introduction to Oceanography3
PHYS 104 Life in the Universe or
PHYS 105 Stars and Cosmology
STEM-ED 101 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching1
STEM-ED 102 Step 2: Inquiry-based Lesson Design1
STEM-ED 210 Knowing & Learning in Math & Science3
STEM-ED 220 Philosophical Perspectives on Science and Mathematics3
STEM-ED 310 Classroom Interactions3
STEM-ED 350 Research Methods3
STEM-ED 410 Project-based Instruction3
STEM-ED 480 Apprentice Teaching6
Upper-division electives to total 400-1
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