Note: Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses required for the EGS major. See the department's Advising Guidelines for additional information.

Geology (15 Credits)
GLG2013
GLG2111
GLG3034
GLG3393
GLG4074
Chemistry (20 Credits)
CHE2013
CHE2111
CHE2023
CHE2121
CHE3183
CHE3061
CHE3034
CHE4074
Environmental Geochemical Science (15 Credits)
EGS3704
EGS4753
EGS4771
GLG3114
or BIO340
GLG3463
or GEO406
Cognate Courses (15 Credits)
GEO3834
MAT2514
PHY2013
PHY2111
MAT241 13
or MAT252
Electives (6-8 Credits)
Select a minimum of two electives from the following:6-8
BIO293
BIO301
BIO302
BIO303
CHE319
& CHE309

and
CHE321
CHE461
& CHE463

and
CHE593
EGG250
EGS476
GEO382
GLG331
GLG405
GLG509
Total Credits71-73

The Department of Geological Sciences also offers a minor in Environmental Geochemical Science. It provides students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in areas of natural science and social science germane to environmental issues.

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
CHE201 3
CHE211 1
GLG201 3
GLG211 1
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
 Credits14
Spring
GEO383 4
CHE202 3
CHE212 1
MAT251 4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Fall
GLG311
or BIO340

or
4
CHE318 3
CHE306 1
PHY201 3
PHY211 1
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
 Credits15
Spring
GLG303 4
GLG339 3
MAT241
or MAT252
1
or
3-4
PHY202 3
PHY212 1
 Credits14-15
Year 3
Fall
EGS370 4
CHE303 4
GLG346
or GEO406
2
or
3
BIO340 4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
 Credits18
Spring
CHE407 4
GLG407 4
Major Elective 3 3-4
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
 Credits17-18
Year 4
Fall
EGS475 3
Major Elective 3 3-4
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
Gen Ed: Writing Intensive (WI) 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
EGS477 1
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits13
 Total Credits121-124