BS in Geology with concentration in Engineering Geology

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.

ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (1 of 2))3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 of 2))3 
MATH 125 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning, Major Pre-requisite )4MATH 126 (Major Pre-requisite)4 
GEOL 101
GEOL 103 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)
5PHSX 211
PHSX 216 (Major Pre-requisite)
 12 12 
ENGL 3623MATH 290 (Major Pre-requisite)2GEOL 360 (Major Requirement)22
MATH 220 (Major Pre-requisite)3CE 201 (Major Pre-requisite)2 
CHEM 130 (Major Pre-requisite)5CHEM 135 (Major Pre-requisite)5 
GEOL 311
GEOL 312 (Major Requirement)1
4PHSX 212
PHSX 236 (Major Pre-requisite)
 GEOL 331 (Major Requirement)4 
 15 17 2
COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication)3CE 330 (Major Pre-requisite)3GEOL 560 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)23
Goal 3 Social Science3GEOL 351 (Major Requirement)13GEOL 561 (Major Requirement)23
EECS 138, C&PE 325, or GEOL 503 (Major Pre-requisite)3GEOL 512
GEOL 513 (Major Requirement)1
GEOL 572 (Major Requirement)13GEOL 5624 
 12 14 6
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3 
Goal 3 Arts and Humanities3Humanities (Goal 4.1 US Diversity, BS Code H Course 2 of 2)3 
CE 455 (Major Requirement)3CE 487 (Major Pre-requisite)4 
GEOL 541 (Major Requirement)14GEOL or Civil Engineering Elective (Major Requirement)33 
GEOL or Civil Engineering Elective (Major Requirement)33GEOL or Civil Engineering Elective (Major Requirement)33 
 16 16 
Total Hours 122

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. 


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


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 complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

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.