47-52 S.H. (minor required)
2.0 GPA required.
C grade or better required in GEOS 235 and above.
Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.
Geoscience Major Map
This program prepares students for graduate study or employment in geologic disciplines or in a variety of other disciplines, depending on the student’s chosen minor field. The goal is to prepare students for success in an increasingly interdisciplinary world. Students should speak with their academic advisor about their career goals so that this program can be tailored to best suit their goals.
Students choose a minor (or double major) field that they must relate to their work in geoscience by completing an internship or research project. Students must obtain approval from the Department of Geoscience before engaging in this work. The research project topic must integrate geoscience with the second discipline.
The flexibility of this program enables students to pursue careers in diverse areas such as geochemistry and geophysics or environmental law and environmental justice, scientific illustration, scientific writing, etc. Professionals in many disciplines, including science, law, medicine, and politics, hold undergraduate BA degrees in Geoscience.