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2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Geology, BA Major in

The BA degree provides a general overview of the geosciences and is suitable for students with an interest in the topic who do not intend to pursue a career in research or graduate study in geoscience (for these career paths, a BS degree is recommended). The BA in Geology prepares students for careers in science education (when combined with an education degree) or for careers in science journalism, law, or public policy, particularly when combined with a complementary major or minor. 

Students enrolling in this major should meet with the department chair to plan their program of study prior to registering for courses.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 30

30 semester hours in geology including:

Introductory natural science courses

Additional natural science courses are recommended, including courses in meteorology and astronomy. This program is intended for liberal arts-oriented students and those planning to teach earth science in high schools (for additional information, see Science Education, BA Major in ).

Complete BA Requirements

BA Requirements  in HCLAS.

Recommended Program Sequence - Total Hours: 124