Recommended Academic Plan for B.S. in Geosciences - General Option (GSCBS-GEN) at University Park Summer 2014 or later

Effective Date: summer 2014

SEMESTER 1

Course DetailsCredits
MATH 140 (GQ) Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Notes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 140G (GQ) Calculus with Earth and Mineral Sciences Applications I Notes for: MATH 140G

MATH 140G

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles INotes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111 (GN) Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111

CHEM 111

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
3
EM SC 100S (GWS) Earth and Mineral Sciences First-Year SeminarNotes for: EM SC 100S

EM SC 100S

Students who enter EMS after their first year should substitute CAS 100 (GWS) or ENGL 202C for EM SC 100S (GWS).
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 14

SEMESTER 2

Course DetailsCredits
MATH 141 (GQ) Calculus with Analytic Geometry II Notes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or MATH 141G Calculus with Earth and Mineral Sciences Applications IINotes for: MATH 141G

MATH 141G

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CHEM 112 (GN) Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113 (GN) Experimental Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
GEOSC 201 Earth MaterialsNotes for: GEOSC 201

GEOSC 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Total credits 15

SEMESTER 3

Course DetailsCredits
PHYS 211 (GN) General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
GEOSC 202 Chemical Processes in GeologyNotes for: GEOSC 202

GEOSC 202

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
BIOL 110 (GN) Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110

BIOL 110

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
3
1
Total credits 16

SEMESTER 4

Course DetailsCredits
PHYS 212 General Physics: Electricity and MagnetismNotes for: PHYS 212

PHYS 212

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 213 (GN) General Physics: Fluids and Thermal Physics and PHYS 214 General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum Physics Notes for: PHYS 213 and 214

PHYS 213 and 214

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
GEOSC 310 Earth HistoryNotes for: GEOSC 310

GEOSC 310

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
3
ADV MATH / CMPSC / STATNotes for: MATH / CMPSC / STAT

MATH / CMPSC / STAT

Advanced Math is any math beyond the level of MATH 141.
3
1
Total credits 15

SEMESTER 5

Course DetailsCredits
GEOSC 203 Physical Processes in GeologyNotes for: GEOSC 203

GEOSC 203

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
SUPPORTING ELECTIVENotes for: Supporting Elective

Supporting Elective

Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Supporting Elective is any 300- or 400- level course in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.
3
1
ADVANCED GEOSC ELECTIVENotes for: Advanced GEOSC Elective

Advanced GEOSC Elective

Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Advanced GEOSC Elective is any 300- or 400-level GEOSC course.
3
3
Total credits 14

SEMESTER 6

Course DetailsCredits
GEOSC 465 Structural GeologyNotes for: GEOSC 465

GEOSC 465

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ADVANCED GEOSC ELECTIVENotes for: Advanced GEOSC Elective

Advanced GEOSC Elective

Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Advanced GEOSC Elective is any 300- or 400-level GEOSC course.
3
4
3
3
3
Total credits 14 + 6

SEMESTER 7

Course DetailsCredits
ADVANCED GEOSC ELECTIVENotes for: Advanced GEOSC Elective

Advanced GEOSC Elective

Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Advanced GEOSC Elective is any 300- or 400-level GEOSC course.
3
ENGL 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical Writing Notes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
ADVANCED GEOSC ELECTIVENotes for: Advanced GEOSC Elective

Advanced GEOSC Elective

Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Advanced GEOSC Elective is any 300- or 400-level GEOSC course.
3
SUPPORTING ELECTIVENotes for: Supporting Elective

Supporting Elective

Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Supporting Elective is any 300- or 400- level course in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.
3
Total credits 15

SEMESTER 8

Course DetailsCredits
ADVANCED GEOSC ELECTIVENotes for: Advanced GEOSC Elective

Advanced GEOSC Elective

Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Advanced GEOSC Elective is any 300- or 400-level GEOSC course.
2
3
3
3
SUPPORTING ELECTIVENotes for: Supporting Elective

Supporting Elective

Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Supporting Elective is any 300- or 400- level course in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.
3
Total credits 14

Additional Notes

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

  • US, IL and US; IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.

  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes:

  • Students may satisfy their 18 required GA, GH and GS requirements either with 6/6/6 or 3/6/9 (any combination); a degree audit petition must be submitted to the associate dean for education in 14 Deike Building.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

EM SC 100S
Students who enter EMS after their first year should substitute CAS 100 (GWS) or ENGL 202C for EM SC 100S (GWS).
MATH / CMPSC / STAT
Advanced Math is any math beyond the level of MATH 141.
Supporting Elective
Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Supporting Elective is any 300- or 400- level course in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.
Advanced GEOSC Elective
Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Advanced GEOSC Elective is any 300- or 400-level GEOSC course.
Advanced GEOSC Elective
Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Advanced GEOSC Elective is any 300- or 400-level GEOSC course.
Advanced GEOSC Elective
Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Advanced GEOSC Elective is any 300- or 400-level GEOSC course.
Advanced GEOSC Elective
Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Advanced GEOSC Elective is any 300- or 400-level GEOSC course.
Supporting Elective
Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Supporting Elective is any 300- or 400- level course in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.
Advanced GEOSC Elective
Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Advanced GEOSC Elective is any 300- or 400-level GEOSC course.
Supporting Elective
Select Supporting Courses in consultation with your academic adviser. Supporting Elective is any 300- or 400- level course in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.