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 Core 34, please visit the KU Core 34 page

Core 34: English (SGE)0103Core 34: English (SGE)0103GEOL 360 or 370 (Major Requirement)22
MATH 125 (Core 34: Math and Statistics (SGE)030)030*4MATH 126 (Major Pre-requisite)4 
GEOL 101
GEOL 103 (Major Requirement, Core 34: Natural and Physical Sciences (SGE) )040*
5PHSX 211
PHSX 216 (Major Pre-requisite)
 12 12 2
Core 34: Social and Behavioral Science (SGE)0603MATH 290 (Major Pre-requisite)2 
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 
Core 34: Communications (SGE)0203CE 330 (Major Pre-requisite)3GEOL 560 (Capstone Requirement)23
Core 34: Social and Behavior Science (SGE)0503GEOL 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
Core 34: Global Culture (SGE)0703Core 34: Arts and Humanities (SGE)0603 
Core 34: Arts and Humanities (SGE)0603Core 34: US Culture (SGE)0703 
CE 455 (Major Requirement)3CE 487 (Major Pre-requisite)4 
GEOL 541 (Major Requirement)14300+ GEOL 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.


*  - This course is a Required major course and is also part of Core 34: Systemwide General Education.  If this course is not taken to fulfill the Core 34:SGE requirement, it must be taken in place of elective hours.

**  - This course is a Recommended Core 34: Systemwide General Education course.  This specific course is not required but is recommended by the program’s faculty.

***  - This course is a Required Core 34: Systemwide General Education course.  This program is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents to require this specific Core 34:Systemwide General Education course.  If a student did not take this course it must be taken in addition to other degree requirements.