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The Geology Concentration offers a true interdisciplinary approach to science. Geologists employ aspects of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics, and Physics to more fully understand the earth´s history and processes. Geologists are broadly prepared in the natural sciences and have diverse field and laboratory experience with minerals, rocks, and fossils. The Geology Concentration is intended for students who intend to pursue a career in the private sector, local, state and federal government, and as a preparation for graduate studies.

Curriculum

In addition to the General Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees at IU Southeast and the Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements, the candidate for the BA in Geoscience - Geology Concentration must complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher in each course:

All courses require a minimum grade of C unless otherwise noted.

Geoscience Core Courses - 11 Credits
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
Co-Reqs or
Pre-Reqs
GEOL-G 100 General Geology 5 None
GEOG-G 107 Physical Systems of the Environment 3 None
GEOG-G 338 Geographic Information Science 3 None
Required Geology Courses - 12 Credits
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
Co-Reqs or
Pre-Reqs
GEOL-G 221 Introductory Mineralogy 4 P: GEOL-G 100
GEOL-G 222 Introduction to Petrology 4 P: GEOL-G 221
GEOL-G 334 Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4 P: GEOL-G 221 or permission
Upper Level Course - 3 Credits
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
Co-Reqs or
Pre-Reqs
GEOL-G 415 Geomorphology 3 P: GEOL-G 100 or GEOG-G 107
Concentration Courses - Select One - 3 Credits
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
Co-Reqs or
Pre-Reqs
GEOG-G 304 Meteorology & Climatology 3 P: GEOG-G107
GEOG-G 404 Geography of Soils 3 P: GEOG-G107 or GEOL-G100
GEOL-G 300 Environmental and Urban Geology 3 P: GEOG-G107 or GEOL-G100
GEOL-G 451 Principles of Hydrogeology 3 P: GEOG-G107 or GEOL-G100
Electives - 2 Courses
Electives should be chosen from 300-400 level GEOG/GEOL courses that relate to concentration area, with approval of advisor.
Capstone
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
Co-Reqs or
Pre-Reqs
GEOL-G 410 Undergraduate Research in Geology 3 Junior/Senior, Permission
GEOL-G 460 Internship in Geology 3 Junior/Senior, Permission
Required Mathematics - 5 Credits
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
Co-Reqs or
Pre-Reqs
MATH-M 215 Calculus I 5 R: MATH-M125 & M126 or placement
Required Natural Science Electives - 15 Credits chosen from list below
Dept./
Course #
Title Credit
Hours
Co-Reqs or
Pre-Reqs
BIOL-L 100 Humans and the Biological World 5 None
BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences I 5 None
BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences II 5 None
CHEM-C 101
CHEM-C 121
Elementary Chemistry I and
Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I
3
2
None
CHEM-C 102
CHEM-C 122
Elementary Chemistry II and
Elementary Chemistry Laboratory II
3
2
None
CHEM-C 105
CHEM-C 125
Principles of Chemistry I and
Experimental Chemistry I
3
2
None
CHEM-C 106
CHEM-C 126
Principles of Chemistry II and
Experimental Chemistry II
3
2

P: CHEM-C 105
P: CHEM-C 125

PHYS-P 100 Physics in the Modern World 5 None
PHYS-P 201 General Physics: Mechanics, Heat, and Sound 5 R: MATH-M 125 & MATH-M 126
PHYS-P 202 General Physics: Electricity, Magnetism, Light, and Nuclear Physics 5 P: PHYS-P 201
PHYS-P 221 Physics I 5 C: MATH-M 215
PHYS-P 222 Physics II 5 P: PHYS-P 221

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