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

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours 
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication, 2 Crs Required, BS Writing 1)3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication, 2 Crs Required, BS Writing 2)3 
MATH 125 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy, Major Pre-requisite)4MATH 126 (Major Pre-requisite)4 
Humanities (Goal 3 Humanities, BS Code H Course 1 of 2)3PHSX 211
  & PHSX 216 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Pre-requisite)
5 
GEOL 101
  & GEOL 103 (Major Requirement)
5GEOL 304 (Major Requirement)13 
 15 15 
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
Sophomore Reading & Writing Course (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, BS Writing 3)2 Humanities (Goal 4.1 US Diversity, BS Code H Course 2 of 2)3GEOL 360 (Major Requirement)32
COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication, BS Communication)3Social Science Course (Goal 3 Social Science, BS Code S Course 1 of 2)  
CHEM 130 (Major Pre-requisite)5EECS 138 (Major Pre-requisite)3 
GEOL 311
  & GEOL 312 (Major Requirement)1
4CHEM 135 (Major Pre-requisite)5 
 GEOL 331 (Major Requirement)14 
 12 15 2
Junior
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
Social Science Course (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, BS Code S Course 2 of 2)3BIOL 152 (Major Pre-requisite)4GEOL 560 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)33
PHSX 212
  & PHSX 236 (Major Pre-requisite)
4GEOL 562 (Major Requirement)14GEOL 561 (Major Requirement)33
BIOL 150 (Major Pre-requisite)4GEOL 512
  & GEOL 513 (Major Requirement)1
4 
GEOL 532 (Major Requirement)14GEOL 500+ Elective - First Category (Major Requirement)43 
 15 15 6
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours 
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3GEOL 521
  & GEOL 523 (Major Requirement)1
4 
GEOL 572 (Major Requirement)13GEOL 500+ Elective - Third Category43 
GEOL 500+ Elective - Second Category (Major Requirement)43GEOL 500+ Elective (Major Requirement)43 
GEOL 500+ Elective (Major Requirement)43GEOL 500+ Elective (Major Requirement)43 
GEOL 500+ Elective (Major Requirement)43GEOL 500+ Elective (Major Requirement)  
 15 13 
Total Hours: 123
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
Geology BS majors are required to complete a third English, and a list of possible courses can be found under the Degree Requirements tab.
3

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

4

Geology majors must complete 18.0 hours of elective coursework, and three courses must come from each of the following categories: Life; Rocks; Water and Climate. A complete course list can be found 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.