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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: GEOS-BS (PALE)


 

Geosciences Major, B.S. (Paleontology Concentration)

 
FRESHMAN YEAR (30-33 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ENGL 1010 - Critical Reading and Expository Writing   3 ENGL 1020 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation   3
GEOS 1012 - Introduction to Cultural Geography   3 GEOS 1013 - Introduction to World Regional Geography   3
GEOS 1040 - Geosciences: Earth and Society Lecture   3 GEOS 1050 - Geosciences: Earth through Time Lecture   3
GEOS 1041 - Geosciences: Earth and Society Laboratory               1 GEOS 1051 - Geosciences: Earth through Time Laboratory   1
GEOS 1300 - Age of Dinosaurs   1 COMM 2055 - Argumentation and Debate   3
GEOS 1500 - Introduction to Geospatial Technologies   3 CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology  or Proficiency exam *  0-3
MATH 1530 - Probability and Statistics - Noncalculus   3    
Fall Total 17 Spring Total 13-16

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR (33 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
GEOS 2020 - Scientific Methods in Geosciences                                 3 GEOS 2480 - Field Methods in Geosciences                      4
GEOS 2500 - Digital Mapping with GIS   3 PHIL 2640 - Science and the Modern World   3
Literature Course 3 Social & Behavioral Science Course 3
GEOS 1200 - Geological Evolution of North America  4 GEOS 2450 - Paleontological Techniques   3
Fine Arts Course 3 GEOS 3391 - Paleobiology                 4
Fall Total 16 Spring Total 17

 

JUNIOR YEAR (27 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
HIST 2010 - The United States to 1877                       3 GEOS 3700 - Geosciences Field Experience   3
HIST 2020 - The United States since 1877               3 GEOS 3395 - Vertebrate Paleontology   4
GEOS Elective Course or Approved BIOL Courses 6 GEOS Elective Course or Approved BIOL Courses 8
Fall Total 12 Spring Total 15

 

SENIOR YEAR (30 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Free Elective Courses        14 Free Elective Courses 16
Fall Total 14 Spring Total 16

TOTAL = 120 credits

Note:


Proficiency exam may be taken for 0 credit in lieu of CSCI 1100 . Must be completed to meet Graduation requirements. Those students who complete the proficiency exam and are short credits towards their total degree requirements may be required to take additional electives.