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 Geology I: Principles and Applications5
GEOL 340Sedimentary Geology II: Principles and Applications5
GEOL 360Structural Geology5
GEOL 398Geological Research Methods and Design1
GEOL 399Undergraduate Geological Research3
GEOL 590Senior Seminar2
Major Electives (9)
A minimum of nine units selected from upper-division Geology courses (excluding GEOL 309), chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. No more than 4 units may be from supervision courses.9
Total Units92-95