Students pursuing a career in the field of geology or students planning to attend graduate school should complete the Bachelor of Science degree. The bachelor of Science in geology requires 50 semester hours of geology courses; a grade of C- or better must be earned in all courses counting toward the major. Additional requirements for the major include the chemistry, physics and mathematics courses listed below. Students interested in the application of geology in environmental studies may take courses emphasizing hydrogeology. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this program, a minor is not required by the university. Upon completion of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree, students are eligible to take the Geologist Registrants in Training Exam, which is the first requirement towards professional registration. Courses for the B.S. in Geology.
The Bachelor of Arts requires 30 hours in geology, of at which at least 15 hours must be at the 300 level or higher. This degree is most appropriate for students seeking a dual major who wish to have a background in geology to support another major or for students seeking a degree in secondary education. Courses for the B.A. in geology.
The minor in geology requires 21 hours in geology, of which at least 12 must be at the 300 level or higher. This degree is most appropriate for students who wish to have a background in geology to support another major.