To develop a level of geologic competency in our graduates so they are equipped to compete successfully for entry-level jobs in the geological job market and/or for admission to graduate programs offered by accredited universities and colleges. To accomplish the above:
The B.S. in Geology degree is intended to recognize, formulate, employ, and interpret the scientific methodology that is appropriate to geological research.
All students will graduate with competency in correctly identifying the properties, characteristics, and behavior of earth materials.
Graduating students will be proficient in the production and interpretation of geologic maps.
All graduates will have a working knowledge of those scientific disciplines ancillary to the science of geology: chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
All students will have the ability to function independently, collaboratively, and ethically with others in the profession.
Each graduate will demonstrate the written and verbal communications skills required to convey the results of scientific research.
Students must complete 40 upper-division credits (satisfied by the degree requirements in the major).
Every student must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements except one course cannot satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements.