Geology Major and Minor Requirements 2016-2017

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Geology Major: Comprehensive Program

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 Geomorphology (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:
CS 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
100
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 Geomorphology (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) 4 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
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

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 Introductory Astronomy 3 cr
PHYS 120 Meteorology 3 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
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 Geomorphology, 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).