Bachelor of Arts in Geology

Requirements (92-95 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Geology (Program Code: GEOL)

Lower-division requirements (37-40)
BIOL 100Topics in Biology5
or BIOL 200 Biology of the Cell
CHEM 205Fundamentals of Chemistry I: General Chemistry5-6
or CHEM 215 General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
GEOL 101Introductory Geology5
GEOL 250Historical Geology5
MATH 211Basic Concepts of Calculus4
A minimum of 13 units chosen from Group A or B below:13-15
Group A:
Basic Concepts of Physics I
Basic Concepts of Physics II
Basic Concepts of Physics III
Group B:
General Physics I
General Physics II
General Physics III
Upper-division requirements (46)
GEOL 301Introduction to Geologic Mapping4
GEOL 312Geology of California4
GEOL 320Mineralogy and Crystallography5
GEOL 321Optical Mineralogy3
GEOL 322Introduction to Geochemistry4
GEOL 325Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology5
GEOL 330Sedimentary Petrology5
GEOL 340Stratigraphy5
GEOL 360Structural Geology5
GEOL 398Geological Research Methods and Design1
GEOL 399Undergraduate Geological Research3
GEOL 590Senior Seminar2
Major Electives (9)
A minimum of nine units chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor from the list below. No more than four units may be from a supervision course.9
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Service Learning in the Earth Sciences
Service Learning in the Earth Sciences
Regional Field Geology
Advanced Geologic Mapping
Advanced Topics in Geology
Laboratory for Advanced Topics in Geology
Laboratory for Advanced Topics in Geology
Earth Resources
Neotectonics and Seismic Hazard Analysis
Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard Assessment
Advanced Structural Geology
Digital Mapping and GIS for Scientists
Independent Study
Senior Honors Research
Total Units92-95