BS in Geology with concentration in General Geology
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.
|ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (1 of 2)||3||ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication (2 of 2))||3|
|MATH 125 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning, Major Pre-requisite)||4||MATH 126 (Major Pre-requisite)||4|
|Goal 3 Arts and Humanities||3||PHSX 211|
& PHSX 216 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Pre-requisite)
& GEOL 103 (Major Requirement)
|5||GEOL 304 (Major Requirement)1||3|
|Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking2||Goal 4.1 US Diversity||3||GEOL 360 (Major Requirement)3||2|
|COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication)||3||Goal 3 Social Science|
|CHEM 130 (Major Pre-requisite)||5||EECS 138 or GEOL 503 (Major Pre-requisite)||3|
& GEOL 312 (Major Requirement)1
|4||CHEM 135 (Major Pre-requisite)||5|
|GEOL 331 (Major Requirement)1||4|
|Goal 4.2 Global Awareness||3||GEOL 562 (Major Requirement)1||4||GEOL 560 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3||3|
& PHSX 236 (Major Pre-requisite)
& GEOL 513 (Major Requirement)1
|4||GEOL 561 (Major Requirement)3||3|
|BIOL 152||3||GEOL 500+ Elective - First Category (Major Requirement)4||3|
|Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours5||3||Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours5||3|
|Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3||GEOL 521|
& GEOL 523 (Major Requirement)1
|GEOL 500+ Elective - Second Category (Major Requirement)4||3||GEOL 500+ Elective - Third Category4||3|
|GEOL 500+ Elective (Major Requirement)4||3||GEOL 500+ Elective (Major Requirement)4||3|
|GEOL 500+ Elective (Major Requirement)4||3||Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours5||3|
|Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours5||3|
|Total Hours 120|
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.
Geology BS majors are required to complete a third English, and a list of possible courses can be found under the Degree Requirements tab.
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.
Hour requirements (incl. 45 jr/sr hrs) are typically met through KU core, degree, major, second area of study and/or elective hours. Students completing the BGS with a major must choose a secondary area of study. Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor.
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.