Major and Minor Requirements 2013-2014

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Geology Major: Comprehensive Program

Geology Emphasis

The Standard Geology Emphasis requires a minimum of 66 credits:
GEOL 101  Physical Geology 3 cr
GEOL 105  Physical Geology Laboratory 1 cr
GEOL 201  Historical Geology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 302  Geoscience Writing 2 cr
GEOL 305  Mineralogy (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 310  Stratigraphy/Sedimentation (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 311  Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 320  Geomorphology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 345  Structural Geology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 450  Field Geology 4 cr
GEOL 495  Research Seminar in Geology (must be repeated for 2 credits) 2 cr
One of the following:
GEOL 411  Research in Volcanology and Petrology (with laboratory) 3 cr
GEOL 420  Research in Quaternary Geology (with laboratory) 3 cr
GEOL 465  Research in Basin Analysis (with laboratory) 3 cr
Required supporting courses:
CHEM 111  General Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 112  General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 cr
CHEM 113  General Chemistry II  3 cr
CHEM 114  General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 cr
MATH 151  Calculus I 4 cr
MATH 251  Calculus II 4 cr
One of the following:
CIS 190     Computer Science I 3 cr
GEOG 340  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 cr
MATH 213  Probability and Statistics 3 cr
MATH 252  Calculus III 4 cr
Either both:
PHYS 170  Principles of Physics I (with laboratory) 4 cr
PHYS 171  Principles of Physics II (with laboratory) 4 cr
or both:
PHYS 200  General Physics I (with laboratory) 4 cr
PHYS 201  General Physics II (with laboratory) 4 cr

Geoarchaeology Emphasis

The Geoarchaeology Emphasis requires a minimum of 60 credits:
GEOL 101  Physical Geology 3 cr
GEOL 105  Physical Geology Laboratory 1 cr
GEOL 201  Historical Geology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 302  Geoscience Writing 2 cr
GEOL 310  Stratigraphy/Sedimentation (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 320  Geomorphology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 345  Structural Geology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 450  Field Geology 4 cr
One of the following:
GEOL 420  Research in Quaternary Geology (with laboratory) 3 cr
GEOL 465  Research in Basin Analysis (with laboratory) 3 cr
Required supporting courses:
ANTH 107  Introduction to General Anthropology 3 cr
ANTH 218  Physical Anthropology (with laboratory) 4 cr
ANTH 219  Archaeology (with laboratory) 4 cr
ANTH 230  Cultural Anthropology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOG 340  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 cr
Two of the following:
ANTH 322  Analysis of Material Culture (with laboratory) 4 cr
ANTH 333  Archaeology of Colorado 3 cr
ANTH 469  Archaeology Field School 4 cr
Either:
CHEM 101  Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr
or both of the following:
CHEM 111  General Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 112  General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 cr
One of the following:
ANTH 265  Anthropological Writing and Statistics 3 cr
MATH 213  Probability and Statistics 3 cr

Petroleum Geology Emphasis

A minimum of 69 credits is required:
GEOL 101  Physical Geology 3 cr
GEOL 105  Physical Geology Laboratory 1 cr
GEOL 201  Historical Geology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 302  Geoscience Writing 2 cr
GEOL 305  Mineralogy (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 310  Stratigraphy/Sedimentation (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 345  Structural Geology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 346  Subsurface Geology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 352  Applied Geophysics (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 430  Hydrogeology  3 cr
GEOL 450  Field Geology 4 cr
GEOL 455  Petroleum Geology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 465  Research in Basin Analysis (with laboratory) 3 cr
GEOL 495 Geology Seminar  1 cr
Required supporting courses:
CHEM 111  General Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 112  General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 cr
CHEM 113  General Chemistry II 3 cr
CHEM 114  General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 cr
MATH 151  Calculus I 4 cr
MATH 251  Calculus II 4 cr
PHYS 170  Principles of Physics I (with laboratory) 4 cr
PHYS 171  Principles of Physics II (with laboratory) 4 cr

Secondary Licensure in Earth-Space Science Emphasis

Students interested in pursuing this comprehensive program should consult with the Teacher Education Program advisor in addition to the advisor in their major as soon as possible. The Secondary Licensure in Earth-Space Science Emphasis requires a minimum of 68 credits, and the requirements of the Secondary Licensure Program (see description under Education).
Geology requirements:
GEOL 101  Physical Geology 3 cr
GEOL 105  Physical Geology Laboratory 1 cr
GEOL 201  Historical Geology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 302  Geoscience Writing 2 cr
GEOL 305  Mineralogy (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 310  Stratigraphy/Sedimentation (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 320  Geomorphology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 345  Structural Geology (with laboratory) 4 cr
GEOL 450  Field Geology 4 cr
GEOL 495  Research Seminar in Geology 1 cr
Required supporting courses:
BIOL 150  Biological Principles (with laboratory) 4 cr
BIOL 151  Diversity and Patterns of Life (with laboratory) 4 cr
BIOL 301  General Ecology 3 cr
CHEM 111  General Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 112  General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 cr
CHEM 113  General Chemistry II 3 cr
CHEM 114  General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 cr
PHYS 110  Solar System Astronomy 3 cr
PHYS 120  Meteorology 3 cr
PHYS 170  Principles of Physics I (with laboratory) 4 cr
PHYS 171  Principles of Physics II (with laboratory) 4 cr
One of the following:
MATH 141  Precalculus 4 cr
MATH 151  Calculus I 4 cr

Geology Minor

A minimum of 18 credits including:
GEOL 101  Physical Geology 3 cr
GEOL 105  Physical Geology Laboratory 1 cr
GEOL 201  Historical Geology (with laboratory) 4 cr
Ten credits from the following:
GEOL 220  Field Geology of Western North America  1 cr
Or Geology courses numbered 300 or above

Capstone Course Requirement. The following courses fulfill the capstone course requirement in the Geology Major:  GEOL 495 Research Seminar in Geology, plus one of the following: GEOL 411 Research in Volcanology and Petrology, GEOL 420 Research in Quaternary Geology, or GEOL 465 Research in Basin Analysis (Geology Emphasis); GEOL 420 Research in Quaternary Geology, or GEOL 465 Research in Basin Analysis (Geoarchaeology Emphasis); GEOL 465 Research in Basin Analysis (Petroleum Geology Emphasis); EDUC 409 Secondary Student Teaching (Secondary Licensure in Earth-Space Science Emphasis).