Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Geology with a concentration in Engineering Geology. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
SpringHours FallHours
ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication, 2 Crs Required, BS Writing 2)3 ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication, 2 Crs Required, BS Writing 1))3
MATH 126 (Major Pre-requisite)4 MATH 125 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy, Major Pre-requisite )4
PHSX 211
  & PHSX 216 (Major Pre-requisite)
5 Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking3
GEOL 304 (Major Requirement)13 GEOL 101
  & GEOL 103 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)
5
 15  15
Sophomore
SpringHoursSummerHoursFallHours
MATH 290 (Major Pre-requisite)2GEOL 360 (Major Requirement)22ENGL 362 (BS Writing 3)3
CE 201 (Major Pre-requisite)2 MATH 220 (Major Pre-requisite)3
CHEM 135 (Major Pre-requisite)5 CHEM 130 (Major Pre-requisite)5
PHSX 212
  & PHSX 236 (Major Pre-requisite)
4 GEOL 311
  & GEOL 312 (Major Requirement)1
4
GEOL 331 (Major Requirement)4  
 17 2 15
Junior
SpringHoursSummerHoursFallHours
CE 311 (Major Pre-requisite)3GEOL 560 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)23COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication, BS Communication)3
CE 330 (Major Pre-requisite)3GEOL 561 (Major Requirement)23Social Science Course (Goal 3 Social Science, BS Code S Course 1 of 2)3
GEOL 351 (Major Requirement)13 CE 300 (Major Pre-requisite)3
GEOL 512
  & GEOL 513 (Major Requirement)1
4 EECS 138 or CPE 121 (Major Pre-requisite)3
  GEOL 572 (Major Requirement)13
 13 6 15
Senior
SpringHours FallHours
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3 Social Science Course (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, BS Code S Course 2 of 2)3
Humanities (Goal 4.1 US Diversity, BS Code H Course 2 of 2)3 Humanities (Goal 3 Humanities, BS Code H Course 1 of 2)3
CE 487 (Major Pre-requisite)4 CE 455 (Major Requirement)3
GEOL or Civil Engineering Elective (Major Requirement)33 GEOL 541 (Major Requirement)14
GEOL or Civil Engineering Elective (Major Requirement)33 GEOL or Civil Engineering Elective (Major Requirement)33
 16  16
Total Hours: 130
1

All major required Geology courses and most Geology elective courses numbered 300 and above are offered once a year, either in the fall, spring or summer term 

2

GEOL 360, GEOL 560, and GEOL 561 are offered only in the summer.

3

The Engineering Geology concentration must complete three additional geology or civil engineering courses, at least two of which must be from the list provided under the Degree Requirements tab.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level, and 100 hours must be from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.