GLY 4790 Field Camp 2009
|Students with interests in the history of the earth, the materials that compose the earth, the physical processes that shape the earth, the resources the earth provides for society, and the impact of society on the environment are encouraged to consider majoring in the Department of Geological Sciences.|
Bachelor of Science-Professional Track: This track is designed for students planning to take the Professional Geology (PG) licensure exam and/or continue on to graduate school in Geology. This track emphasizes a core understanding of petrology, structural geology, field methodology and paleontology. (BS Academic Learning Compact)
Bachelor of Arts-Environmental Geosciences Track: This flexible track is co-offered with the Department of Geography and is designed for students interested in land and water aspects of the environment. The track can be individually tailored to focus on geological resources such as water and mineral exploration and management, geological hazards, environmental planning, resource sustainability or earth science education.
Bachelor of Arts Track-Geology Track: The Bachelor of Arts in Geology is the most flexible degree, and best suited for students interested in careers in education or environmental policy making. The degree also allows students flexibility to pursue advanced degrees in environmental law or environmental medicine. (BA Academic Learning Compact)
Students who wish to minor in geology must take an introductory course in geology, GLY3105C or GLY2100C and 9 additional hours of GLY courses at the 3000 level or above.
Students in Geology who wish to graduate with high or highest honors will require an independent research project under the direction of a faculty member. Students are also afforded the opportunity to conduct research within our laboratories regardless of their honors status.
No placement requirements required in the major other than meeting specific prerequisites for the required coursework.
Students in the Geology Major in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) can specialize in one of three tracks. The Bachelor of Science track requires significant introductory coursework and credits in Calculus General Chemistry and Physics.
Students examine Jemez volcanic rocks near Los Alamos, NM.
Students at Arches National Park(left) Collecting Vibracores at Indian River Lagoon.