Bachelor of Science in Geology

Requirements (113 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180-181

Requirements for the B.S. in Geology

Lower-division requirements (44)
BIOL 100Topics in Biology5
or BIOL 200 Biology of the Cell
CHEM 215General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding6
CHEM 216General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions6
GEOL 101Introductory Geology5
GEOL 250Historical Geology5
MATH 211Basic Concepts of Calculus4
MATH 212Calculus II4
A minimum of 9 units chosen from Group A or B below:9
(students are strongly encouraged to complete the sequence)
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 (50)
GEOL 301Introduction to Geologic Mapping4
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 390Field Camp 8
or
GEOL 391B-F
Advanced Geological Mapping
GEOL 398Geological Research Methods and Design1
GEOL 399Undergraduate Geological Research3
GEOL 590Senior Seminar2
Option (18)
Complete one of the following options18
Total Units112

General Geology Option (18 units) (Program Code: GEOL)

A minimum of 18 units chosen from the following list after consultation with a faculty advisor. No more than four units may be taken from supervision courses.18
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Geomorphology
GEOL 307A-B
Service Learning in the Earth Sciences
Regional Field Geology
Geology of California
Introductory Paleontology
Tectonics
Groundwater Hydrology
GEOL 391B-E
Advanced Geologic Mapping
GEOL 395A-D
Directed Studies
Advanced Topics in Geology
GEOL 545A-B
Laboratory for Advanced Topics in Geology
Earth Resources
Neotectonics and Seismic Hazard Analysis
Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard Assessment
Advanced Structural Geology
Geochemical Thermodynamics
Site Investigation Methodologies in Engineering Geology
Case Histories in Engineering Geology Practice
GEOL 575B-D
Internship in Geology
Digital Mapping and GIS for Scientists
GEOL 595A-E
Independent Study
GEOL 597B-D
Senior Honors Research
Applied Statistics
Total Units18

Environmental Geology Option (18 units) (Program Code: ENVG)

GEOL 375Groundwater Hydrology4
GEOL 376Field Methods in Hydrology4
GEOL 430Engineering Geology5
A minimum of five units chosen, after consultation with a faculty advisor, from (no more than two units from supervision courses):5
Fundamentals of Chemistry II: Organic Chemistry
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Cartography
Hydrology and Water Resources
Geomorphology
Geology of California
Advanced Topics in Geology
GEOL 545A-B
Laboratory for Advanced Topics in Geology
Earth Resources
Neotectonics and Seismic Hazard Analysis
Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard Assessment
Advanced Structural Geology
Geochemical Thermodynamics
Site Investigation Methodologies in Engineering Geology
Case Histories in Engineering Geology Practice
GEOL 575B-D
Internship in Geology
Digital Mapping and GIS for Scientists
GEOL 595A-E
Independent Study
GEOL 597B-D
Senior Honors Research
Hazardous Material Control
Applied Statistics
Total Units18