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Degree Requirements

Geosciences Core (20 hours)

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Courses in italics also count towards the APSU general education core
GEOL1040 Physical Geology (4 hours; counts for gen.ed. core)
GEOG 1010 Physical Geography (3 hours; counts for gen.ed. core)
GEOG 3150 Geographic Information Systems I (4 hours)
GEOL 3060 Statistics in the Geosciences (formerly Quantitative Geosciences) (4 hours)
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry (5 hours)
Geology Core (40 hours)
GEOL 1050 Historical Geology (4 hours; counts for gen.ed. core)
GEOL 4080 Structural Geology (formerly GEOL 3000) (4 hours)
GEOL 4082 Structure Field Practicum (formerly GEOL 3002) (1 hour)
GEOL 3100 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (4 hours)
GEOL 3500 Mineralogy (4 hours)
GEOL 3600 Petrology (4 hours)
GEOL 4250 Hydrogeology (4 hours)
GEOL 4910 Invertebrate Paleontology (4 hours)
GEOL 4995 Seminar in Geosciences Communication (2 hours)
MATH 1730 Precalculus (4 hours; counts for gen.ed. core)
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II (5 hours)
Electives (choose 8-10 hours)
GEOL 3030 Environmental Geology (4 hours)
GEOL 3680 Principles of Geochemistry (3 hours)
GEOL 4050 Process Geomorphology (4 hours)
GEOL 4100 Seminar in Tectonics (3 hours)
GEOL 4450 Economic Geology (4 hours)
GEOL 4920 Advanced Paleontology (3 hours)
GEOL 4990 Field Geology (6 hours) *Recommended!
GEOL 450ABC Laboratory Research  Project (3 hours)
GEOL 455ABC Seminar in Earth Science (3 hours)
MATH 1910 Calculus and Analytical Geometry (5 hours) *Recommended!
Allied sciences: choose TWO courses (8-10 hours)
BIOL 1110 Principles of Biology (4 hours)
PHYS 2010 College Physics (5 hours) *Recommended!
PHYS 2020 College Physics (5 hours) *Recommended!
PHYS 2110 University Physics (5 hours) *Recommended!
PHYS 2120 University Physics (5 hours) *Recommended!

*Note: Students planning to attend graduate school in the geological sciences should select the following electives:

Although not required, Math 1920 (Calculus and Analytical Geometry) is also recommended.