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    Geology and Geography Major Plans

    Geography

    General Requirements

    College of Letters and Sciences BS Degree Requirements
    Units required: 9.00

    • Select a 4-5 credit laboratory science course. This course must be from a different discipline than the lab science course used in Area 2, University Requirements, Quantitative and Technical Reasoning. (1 course)
    • Select 5 units of Math beyond 141 or 3 units of Computer Science and 3 units of Math beyond 141. (1-2 courses)

    Geography Major General Geography Emphasis - Minor Required
    GPA required: 2.000
    Units required: 34.00

    • GEOGRPY 100, GEOGRPY 210, GEOGRPY 230, and GEOGRPY 270 (12 units)
    • GEOGRPY 480 (4 units)
    • Select 3 units from regional courses: GEOGRPY 362, GEOGRPY 364, GEOGRPY 365, GEOGRPY 368, and GEOGRPY 491 (3 units)
    • Select 6 units from systematic courses: GEOGRPY 300, GEOGRPY 310, GEOGRPY 320, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 330, GEOGRPY 332, GEOGRPY 334, GEOGRPY 337, GEOGRPY 340, GEOGRPY 344, GEOGRPY 350, GEOGRPY 430, and GEOGRPY 452 (6 units)
    • Select 3 units from technical courses: GEOGRPY 290, GEOGRPY 370, GEOGRPY 377, GEOGRPY 440, GEOGRPY 460, and GEOGRPY 470 (3 units)
    • Select 3 units from 300 and 400 level Geography courses (3 units)
    • Select 3 units from the Geography department (3 units)

    Writing Requirement (To be completed prior to enrolling in GEOGRPY 480)

    • ENGLISH 370 or ENGLISH 372 (3 units)

    Geology

    General Requirements

    College of Letters and Sciences BS Degree Requirements
    Units required: 9.00

    • Select a 4-5 credit laboratory science course. This course must be from a different discipline than the lab science course used in Area 2, University Requirements, Quantitative and Technical Reasoning. (1 course)
    • Select 5 units of Math beyond 141 or 3 units of Computer Science and 3 units of Math beyond 141. (1-2 courses)

    Geography Major Geology Emphasis - Minor Required
    GPA required: 2.000
    Units required: 35.00

    11/12 units CORE

    1. GEOGRPY 100 Introduction to Geography (1 unit)
    2. GEOLGY 100 Principles of Geology (5 units), OR GEOLGY 101 Elements of Geology (4 units), OR GEOGRPY 210 Physical Geography (5 units)
    3. GEOGRPY 230 Human Geography (3 units), 
    4. GEOGRPY 270 Introduction to Mapping (3 units)

    3 units GIS

    1. GEOGRPY 370 Geographic Information Systems (3 units)

    14 units Geology CORE (4 courses)

    1. GEOLGY 204 Earth and Life History (3 units)
    2. GEOLGY 310 Rocks and Minerals (4 units)
    3. GEOLGY 317 Paleontology (3 units)
    4. GEOLGY 318 Geologic Structures and Field Methods (4 units)

    3 units Geological electives (select any course from this list)

    1. GEOLGY 300 Principles of Oceanography (3 units)
    2. GEOLGY 301 Environmental Geology (3 units) 
    3. GEOLGY 307 Dinosaurs (3 units)
    4. GEOLGY 319 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (3 units) 
    5. GEOLGY 352 Geohazards (3 units) 
    6. GEOLGY 498 Independent Study in Geology (1-3 units) 
    7. GEOGRPY 300 Soil Science (3 units)
    8. GEOGRPY 310 Geomorphology (3 units)

    3 units advanced disciplinary course (select any course from this list)

    1. GEOLOGY 492 Field Studies in Geology (1-3 units)
    2. GEOGRPY 440 Applied GIS: Business ( 3 units)
    3. GEOGRPY 444 Urban land Use Planning (3 units) 
    4. GEOGRPY 450 Advanced methods Physical Geography (4 units) 
    5. GEOGRPY 452 Cultural Ecology (3 units)
    6. GEOGRPY 460 Applied GIS in Physical Geography (3 units) 
    7. GEOGRPY 470 Applied Environmental GIS (3 units) 
    8. GEOGRPY 485 Internship in Geography (3-12 units) 
    9. GEOGRPY 492 Field Course (4-6 units)

    1 unit capstone course

    • GEOGRPY 400 Capstone in Geography (1 unit)

    3 units writing course

    • ENGLISH 370 Advanced Composition, OR ENGLISH 372 Technical and Scientific Writing (3 units)

    Other Considerations for the Geology Emphasis

    The Minor

    The College of Letters and Sciences requires that all students complete an approved minor. Approved minors consist of 21-24 units from courses that are not duplicated in the major. While there are over 70 minors to choose from, Geology Emphasis students are strongly encouraged to select a minor that complements the major while enhancing their prospects for future employment and/or acceptance into graduate programs. The most common minors for students in the Geology Emphasis are: Environmental Studies, Physical Science, and Biology.

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    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

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    Phone: (262) 472-1621
    E-mail: marschHM12@uww.edu

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