Program Title: Geology B.A.

 

General Information

Campus:

University of Minnesota, Morris

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Career:

Undergraduate

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Program type:

Baccalaureate

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Program title (short):

Geology B.A.

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Program title (long):

Geology B.A.

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Program short description:

Geol

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Additional terms:

This program is 8 semesters (4 years) long.

This program needs summer terms.

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Stakeholder college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Degree-granting college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Approver college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Administrative college(s):

UMM-Science & Math, Div of

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Budgetary college(s):

'UMM-Science & Math, Div of'=100

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Acad plan code(s):

'UMM-Science & Math, Div of'=035620227

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Department(s):

Division of Science & Mathematics - Adm

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First term admitting students:

Fall 1960

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Effective date:

Fall 2005

Fall 2007

Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

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Catalog description:

Geology offers courses that satisfy a variety of requirements as well as a curriculum leading to a bachelor of arts degree in geology.

 

Objectives—The geology curriculum serves those interested in a broader knowledge of their natural environment and the geological sciences as part of their liberal arts education; provides a firm foundation in geology, related sciences, and mathematics for students interested in the investigation and solution of geologic problems; prepares students for graduate study in the geosciences and related areas; provides the necessary background in earth science for those who plan to teach in this field at the secondary level; and serves those in other professional or interdisciplinary programs who need geology as a related subject.

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RIASEC codes:

 

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Field of study:

Math, Engineering, and Science

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Program contact(s):

U of M internet ID: fordcj 
Name: Carol Ford 
E-mail address: fordcj@umn.edu 
Telephone number: 320/589-6300 
Campus mailing address: 
UMM Div of Science and Math, RM 2550 Sci, M242A, 600 E 4th St, Morris, MN 56267

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Program Requirements

Program length in credits:

120 credits

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Major length in credits:

58 credits

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Number of semesters of a second language that are required:

2

0

Specific language(s) required:

Any Second Language

No Second Language

Other requirements:

Students intending to pursue graduate studies in the geological sciences should take CSCI 1301, GEOL 2151, MATH 1102, and PHYS 1101.

Up to 8 credits of coursework with a grade of D or D+ may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B. The GPA in these courses must be at least 2.00

 

Students intending to pursue graduate studies in the geological sciences should take CSCI 1301, GEOL 2151, MATH 1102, and PHYS 1101.

Required course(s):

Major Core Curriculum

GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 2101 - Mineralogy and Crystallography, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 2111 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 2121 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3101 - Structural Geology, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3196 - Geology Field Camp, SCI (6.0 cr)

Required Courses

GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 2101 - Mineralogy and Crystallography, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 2111 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 2121 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3101 - Structural Geology, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3196 - Geology Field Camp, SCI (6.0 cr)

  GEOL 4901 - Geology Senior Seminar (1.0 cr)

  GEOL 4902 - Geology Senior Seminar Presentations (1.0 cr)

  CHEM 1101 - General Chemistry I, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 1102 - General Chemistry II, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  MATH 1101 - Calculus I, M/SR (5.0 cr)

 

Elective Courses

Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:

  GEOL 2131 - Geomorphology, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 2141 - Glacial and Quaternary Geology, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3001 - Global Tectonics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3111 - Introduction to Invertebrate Paleontology, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3401 - Geophysics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3411 - Advanced Stratigraphy: Subsurface Methods, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3421 - Airphoto Interpretation, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3501 - Hydrology, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3601 - Introduction to Geochemistry, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 4130 - Advanced Geomorphology, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 4140 - Advanced Glacial and Quaternary Geology, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)

    or GEOL 4993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)

  Recommended for graduate studies:

    GEOL 2151 - Historical Geology: Earth History and Changing Scientific Perspectives, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

 

Elective Courses

Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:

  GEOL 2131 - Geomorphology, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 2141 - Glacial and Quaternary Geology, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 2161 - GIS and Remote Sensing, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3001 - Global Tectonics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3004 - Orogenic Belts, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3111 - Introduction to Invertebrate Paleontology, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3401 - Geophysics, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3411 - Advanced Stratigraphy: Subsurface Methods, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3421 - Airphoto Interpretation, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3501 - Hydrology, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 4130 - Advanced Geomorphology, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 4140 - Advanced Glacial and Quaternary Geology, SCI (4.0 cr)

  GEOL 3993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)

    or GEOL 4993 - Directed Study (1.0-5.0 cr)

  Recommended for graduate studies:

    GEOL 2151 - Historical Geology: Earth History and Changing Scientific Perspectives, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

 

Additional Electives

Take 7 or more credit(s) from the following:

Courses must be chosen in consultation with a geology adviser.

  BIOL 1xxx

  BIOL 2xxx

  BIOL 3xxx

  BIOL 4xxx

  CHEM 1xxx

  CSCI 1xxx

  CSCI 2xxx

  CHEM 2xxx

  CHEM 3xxx

  CHEM 4xxx

  CSCI 3xxx

  CSCI 4xxx

  PHYS 1xxx

  PHYS 2xxx

  PHYS 3xxx

  PHYS 4xxx

  MATH 1xxx

  MATH 2xxx

  MATH 3xxx

  MATH 4xxx

  NSCI 1xxx

  NSCI 2xxx

  NSCI 3xxx

  NSCI 4xxx

  STAT 1xxx

  STAT 2xxx

  STAT 3xxx

  STAT 4xxx

  Recommended for graduate studies:

Take 0 - 4 course(s) from the following:

    CSCI 1301 - Problem Solving and Algorithm Development I, M/SR (4.0 cr)

    MATH 1102 - Calculus II, M/SR (5.0 cr)

    PHYS 1101 - General Physics I, SCI-L (5.0 cr)

 

Additional Electives

Take 7 or more credit(s) from the following:

Courses must be chosen in consultation with a geology adviser.

  BIOL 1xxx

  BIOL 2xxx

  BIOL 3xxx

  BIOL 4xxx

  CHEM 1xxx

  CHEM 2xxx

  CHEM 3xxx

  CHEM 4xxx

  CSCI 1xxx

  CSCI 2xxx

  CSCI 3xxx

  CSCI 4xxx

  MATH 1xxx

  MATH 2xxx

  MATH 3xxx

  MATH 4xxx

  NSCI 1xxx

  NSCI 2xxx

  NSCI 3xxx

  NSCI 4xxx

  PHYS 1xxx

  PHYS 2xxx

  PHYS 3xxx

  PHYS 4xxx

  STAT 1xxx

  STAT 2xxx

  STAT 3xxx

  STAT 4xxx

 

Senior Seminar

GEOL 4901 - Geology Senior Seminar (1.0 cr)

  GEOL 4902 - Geology Senior Seminar Presentations (1.0 cr)

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Science and Math

CHEM 1101 - General Chemistry I, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  CHEM 1102 - General Chemistry II, SCI-L (4.0 cr)

  MATH 1101 - Calculus I, M/SR (5.0 cr)

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