Geology Major Study Plan: Option 1

Students at Summer Field.

GEL 103 students at Little Poleta in the White-Inyo Mountains of eastern California. 

Field Geology in the Summer After Junior Year

The information here is provided for your convenience; classes are subject to change. Please speak with a Geology major adviser for the latest information on a geology major study plan.

Classes listed in bold are recommended for those who intend to pursue graduate degrees but are not required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.



The Ideal Geology Major Study Plan: Option 1

Academic Year

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

Summer

Freshman

units (14)
  • Chemistry 2A (5)
  • Math 21A: Calculus (4)
  • Geology 50: Physical Geology (3)
  • Geology 50L: Physical Geology Lab (2)
units (9)
  • Chemistry 2B (5)
  • Math 21B: Calculus (4)
units (14)
  • Chemistry 2C (5)
  • Math 21C: Calculus (4)
  • Physics 9A: Classical Physics (5)

Sophomore

units (13)
  • Math 21D: Vector Analysis (4)
  • Physics 9B: Classical Physics (5)
  • Geology 60: Earth Materials -Introduction(4)
units (12)
  • Math 22A: Linear Algebra (3)
  • Physics 9C: Classical Physics (5)
  • Geology 3: History of Life (3)
  • Geology 3L: History of Life Lab (1)
units (12)
  • Math 22B: Differential Equations (3)
  • Physics 9D: Modern Physics (4)
  • Geology 107: Earth History - Paleobiology (3)
  • Geology 107L: Earth History - Paleobiology Lab (2)

Junior

units (7)
  • English 104E: Writing in the Professions: Science (4)
  • Geology Elective I (3)
units (9)
  • Geology 101: Earth Dynamics II -Convergent and Collisional Processes (3)
  • Geology 101L: Earth Dynamics II - Structure/Tectonic Lab (2)
  • Geology 109: Earth History - Sediments and Strata (2)
  • Geology 109L: Earth History -Sediments and Strata Lab (2)
units (10)
  • Statistics 102 (4)
  • Geology 103: Field Geology (3)
  • Geology 108: Earth History - Paleoclimates (3)
units (8)
  • Geology 110: Summer Field Geology (8)

Senior

units (5)
  • Geology 62: Optical Mineralogy (2)
  • Senior Thesis or Geology Elective II (3)
units (7)
  • Geology 105: Earth Materials - Igneous Rocks (4)
  • Senior Thesis or Geology Elective III (3)
units (10)
  • Geology 106: Earth Materials - Metamorphic Rocks (4)
  • Geology Elective IV (3)
  • Geology Elective V (3)

last updated 10/11/2011