Education Emphasis

GEOSCIENCE Major

This disciplinary emphasis also requires:

  • Admission to the Education Program
  • Completion of the minor in Secondary Education
Supporting Courses 126-27
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Astronomy
Physical Geology
Earth System History
Earth System History Laboratory
Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate
Choose two of the following courses:
Elementary Functions: Algebra and Trigonometry
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Introductory Statistics
Fundamentals of Public Address
English Composition II: Composition and Rhetoric
Upper-Level Courses26
The Soil Environment
Hydrology
Hydrogeology
Introduction to Mineralogy & Petrology
Choose 12 credits from the following courses:
Geoscience Field Trip
Introduction to Geoscience Field Methods
Structural Geology and Geodynamics
Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
Global Climate Change
Ore Deposits
Quaternary Geology
Special Topics in Geoscience 2
Total Credits52-53
1

Candidates for teacher certification are strongly urged to also take CHEM 212 and CHEM 214.

2

Course topics vary. Typical topics include structural geology, ore deposits, and geomorphic processes.  Offerings of different topics can be repeated for credit.