Geoscience: Requirements for the Major

Disciplinary Major

Supporting Courses, (34 credits)

CHEM 211: Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)

CHEM 212: Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)

CHEM 213: Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit)

CHEM 214: Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit)

GEOSCI 202: Physical Geology (4 credits)

GEOSCI 203: Geologic Evolution of the Earth (3 credits)

GEOSCI 204: Geologic Evolution of the Earth Laboratory (1 credit)

MATH 202: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)

MATH 260: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)

PHYSICS 201: Principles of Physics I (5 credits)

Choose one of these:

COMM 133: Fundamentals of Public Address (3 credits)

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (26 credits)

ENV SCI 320: The Soil Environment (4 credits)

ENV SCI 330: Hydrology (3 credits)

GEOSCI 340: Introduction to Mineralogy & Petrology (4 credits)

GEOSCI 432: Hydrogeology (3 credits)

Choose twelve credits from the following list:

ENV SCI 421: Soils and Geology of Wisconsin Field Trip, (1-3 credits)
(Offerings of trip to different areas may be repeated for credit)

ENV SCI 425: Global Climate Change (3 credits)

ENV SCI 342: Environmental Geology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 454: Remote Sensing and GIS (4 credits)

GEOSCI 301: Introduction to Geoscience Field Methods (2 credits)

GEOSCI 402: Sedimentology & Stratigraphy (3 credits)

GEOSCI 470: Quaternary Geology (3 credits)

GEOSCI 492: Special Topics in Earth Science (1-4 credits)
(Course topics vary. Typical topics include mineralogy, structural geology, geologic field methods, and geomorphic processes. Offerings of different topics can be repeated for credit.)

Three to 6 credits of upper-level requirements may be fulfilled through completion of a summer geoscience or geology field camp sponsored by an accredited university. Students should obtain pre-approval for course substitution from the chair of Geoscience prior to enrolling in a particular field course.

Requirements for the Geoscience Major for Students Seeking Teaching Certification

Supporting Courses, (30-35 credits)

CHEM 211: Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)

CHEM 213: Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit)

Candidates for teacher certification are strongly urged to also take CHEM 212 Principles of Chemistry II, 4 credits. and CHEM 214 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory, 1 credit

ENV SCI 141: Astronomy (3 credits)

GEOSCI 202: Physical Geology (4 credits)

GEOSCI 203: Geologic Evolution of the Earth (3 credits)

GEOSCI 204: Geologic Evolution of the Earth Laboratory (1 credit)

GEOSCI 222: Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate (3 credits)

Choose two of these:

MATH 104: Elementary Functions: Algebra and Trigonometry (4 credits)

MATH 202: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)

MATH 260: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)

Choose one of these:

COMM 133: Fundamentals of Public Address (3 credits)

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (26 credits)

ENV SCI 320: The Soil Environment (4 credits)

ENV SCI 330: Hydrology (3 credits)

GEOSCI 340: Introduction to Mineralogy & Petrology (4 credits)

GEOSCI 432: Hydrogeology (3 credits)

Choose twelve credits from the following list:

ENV SCI 342: Environmental Geology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 421: Soils and Geology of Wisconsin Field Trip, (1-3 credits)

ENV SCI 425: Global Climate Change (3 credits)

ENV SCI 454: Remote Sensing and GIS (4 credits)

GEOSCI 301: Introduction to Geoscience Field Methods (2 credits)

GEOSCI 402: Sedimentology & Stratigraphy (3 credits)

GEOSCI 470: Quaternary Geology (3 credits)

GEOSCI 492: Special Topics in Earth Science (1-4 credits)