Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Geology with a concentration in Geophysics. 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, 2 Crs Required, BS Writing 1)||3||ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication, 2 Crs Required, BS Writing 2)||3|
|MATH 125 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy, Major Pre-requisite)||4||MATH 126 (Major Pre-requisite)||4|
|Humanities (Goal 3 Humanities, BS Code H Course 1 of 2)||3||PHSX 211|
& PHSX 216 (Major Pre-requisite)
& GEOL 103 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)
|5||GEOL 304 (Major Requirement)1||3|
|Sophomore Reading & Writing Course (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, BS Writing 3)2||3||Humanities (Goal 4.1 US Diversity, BS Code H Course 2 of 2)||3||GEOL 360 (Major Requirement)3||2|
|MATH 127 (Major Pre-requisite)||4||COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication, BS Communication)||3|
|CHEM 130 (Major Pre-requisite)||5||PHSX 212|
& PHSX 236
& GEOL 312 (Major Requirement)1
|4||GEOL 331 (Major Requirement)||4|
|MATH 290 (Major Pre-requisite)||2|
|Social Science Course (Goal 3 Social Science, BS Code S Course 1 of 2)||3||Social Science Course (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, BS Code S Course 2 of 2)||3||GEOL 560 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement )3||3|
|MATH 320 (Major Pre-requisite)||3||PHSX 313 (Major Pre-requisite)||3||GEOL 561 (Major Requirement)3||3|
|EECS 138 (Major Pre-requisite)||3||GEOL 512 (Major Requirement)1||3|
|GEOL 572 (Major Requirement)1||3||GEOL 562 (Major Requirement)1||4|
|PHSX 521 (Major Pre-requisite)||3||Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3|
|Additional GEOL Course (Major Requirement)4||3||Additional GEOL Course (Major Requirement)4||3|
|Technical Required Elective (Major Requirement)5||3||Additional GEOL Course (Major Requirement)4||3|
|EECS 220 or PHSX 531 (Major Pre-requisite)||3-4||Technical Required Elective Course (Major Requirement)5||3|
|GEOL 500+ elective||1-3|
|Total Hours 120-123|
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.
Majors with a concentration in Geophysics are required to complete 9.0 hours of additional Geology courses. A list of possible courses can be found on the Degree Requirements tab.
Majors with a concentration in Geophysics are required to complete 6.0 hours of Technical Required Elective courses. A list of courses can be found under the Degree Requirements tab.
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.