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Applied Geology Major, B.S.

Students must complete each course with a grade of “C-” or better. The degree is an extended major that does not require a minor. Students must complete 120 hours or more of coursework of which 40-hours or more must be upper division course work (3000 & 4000 level).

Degree Check sheet for Applied Geology, B.S.

 

Required Prerequisite Courses

ENG 1010 – Composing Arguments Credits: 3 @
ENG 1020 – Research and Argument Writing Credits: 3 @
MTH 1110 – College Algebra Credits: 4 #
MTH 1210 – Introduction to Statistics Credits: 4 #
MTH 1120 – College Trigonometry Credits: 3*
PHY 2010 – College Physics I Credits: 4 $*
CHE 1800 – General Chemistry I Credits: 4 $*
CHE 1801 – General Chemistry I Laboratory Credits: 1 $*

Subtotal: 26 credits

Recommended Prerequisite Course

MTH 1410 – Calculus I Credits: 4 *

Subtotal: 4 credits

Notes

@ Satisfies the General Studies Written Communication Requirement
# Satisfies the General Studies Quantitative Literacy Requirement
$ Satisfies the General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences Requirement
*Course requires additional prerequisites or corequisites

In addition to prerequisite coursework, students must fulfill General Studies and Global Diversity requirements as well as the University Multicultural requirement. Some courses can be used to meet General Studies categories as well as Multicultural and Global Diversity requirements. Students may also use unrestricted electives to satisfy these requirements. Students should meet with an academic advisor for clarification.

Applied Geology Required Courses

GEL 1010 – Physical Geology Credits: 4
GEL 1030 – Historical Geology Credits: 4
GEL 2530 – Introduction to Geologic Field Methods Credits: 2 *
GEL 3050 – Introduction to Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy Credits: 4 *
GEL 4450 – Sedimentary Geology and Stratigraphy Credits: 4 *
GEL 4460 – Structural Geology and Mapping Credits: 4 *
GEL 3120 – Geomorphology Credits: 4 *
GEL 3530 – Advanced Geology of the Colorado Plateau Field Course: Variable Topics Credits: 2 *
GIS 1220 – Introduction to Geospatial Sciences Credits: 3
GIS 2250 – Geographic Information Systems Credits: 3 *

Subtotal: 34 credits

CHE and PHY Elective Courses

Students are required to select at least 5 hours from the list below.

CHE 1810 – General Chemistry II Credits: 4 *
CHE 1811 – General Chemistry II Laboratory Credits: 1 *
PHY 2020 – College Physics II Credits: 4 *
PHY 2030 – College Physics I Laboratory Credits: 1 *
PHY 2040 – College Physics II Laboratory Credits: 1 *

Subtotal: 5 credits

Applied Geology Elective Courses

Students are required to select at least 14 additional elective credits. A minimum of 11 credits with a GEL prefix must be selected. While the following is a list of suitable recommendations, alternative electives may be approved in consultation with a faculty advisor. Each student must have a department advisor for consultation regarding course work and program planning.

GEL 1020 – Geology of Colorado Credits: 3
GEL 3420 – Soil Resources Credits: 4 *
GEL 3440 – Energy and Mineral Resources Credits: 4 *
GEL 3510 – Advanced Geology of Red Rocks Park and Vicinity Credits: 1 *
GEL 3520 – Advanced Garden of the Gods-Front Range Geology Credits: 2 *
GEL 3550 – Advanced Geology of the Great Sand Dunes National Monument Credits: 2 *
GEL 3920 – Directed Study in Geology Credits: 2-6 *
GEL 4050 – Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Credits: 4 *
GEL 4150 – Hydrology (Surface Water) Credits: 4 *
GEL 4250 – Hydrogeology (Groundwater) Credits: 4 *
ENV 3540 – Advanced Geologic and Environmental Hazards-Denver and Vicinity Credits: 2 *
ENV 3700 – Mountain Environments Credits: 3 *
ENV 4000 – Environmental Geology Credits: 3 *
ENV 4010 – Environmental Hazards and GIS Credits: 3 *
GIS 3250 – Cartography Credits: 3 *
GIS 4840 – Remote Sensing Credits: 3 *
GIS 4860 – GIS Applications Credits: 4 *
CET 3320 – Environmental Impact Statements Credits: 3 *

Subtotal: 14 credits

Internship Course

Students are required to select at least 3 hours of internship credit.

GEL 4950 – Internship in Geology Credits: 2-15 *

Subtotal: 3 credits

Senior Experience Course

Students are required to select at least 4 hours of senior experience credit.

GEL 4970 – Undergraduate Research in Geology Credits: 4 *

Subtotal: 4 credits

*Course requires additional prerequisites or corequisites

 

Updated 10/25/18

For the most up to date and official version of the degree, please search for “Geology Major” in the undergraduate catalog.


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