BS in Geology with concentration in Environmental Geology

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

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours 
ENGL 101 or 105 (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 
Goal 3 Arts and Humanities3PHSX 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
Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking33Goal 3 Social Science3GEOL 360 (Major Requirement)22
CHEM 130 (Major Pre-requisite)5CHEM 135 (Major Pre-requisite)5 
BIOL 150 (Major Pre-requisite)3BIOL 152 (Major Pre-reqisite)3 
GEOL 311 (Major Requirement)13GEOL 331 (Major Requirement)14 
 14 15 2
Junior
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3GEOL 521 (Major Requirement)13GEOL 560 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)23
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3GEOL 552 (Major Requirement)13 
EECS 138, CPE 325, or GEOL 503 (Major Pre-requisite)3GEOL 562 (Major Requirement)14 
GEOL 351 (Major Requirement)13GEOL 500+ Elective (Major Requirement)43 
GEOL 541 (Major Requirement)14COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication)3 
 16 16 3
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours 
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3GEOL 500+ Elective (Major Requirement)43 
GEOL 572 (Major Requirement)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53 
GEOL 500+ Elective (Major Requirement)43Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53 
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53 
 12 12 
Total Hours 120

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.