The Geology B.A. may be an excellent alternative for students who desire a technical degree that prepares them for the growing field of environmental geology and hydrology, but require less of the strenuous and time-consuming laboratory and field component of the Geology B.S. To this end, students should augment their Geology B.A. curriculum with courses in related sciences. The specific program of study should be designed after consultation with advisors in the Department of Geology and other science departments. Possible areas of emphasis include: Chemistry courses in Organic Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis, Mathematics courses through Differential Equations, Engineering Courses in Surveying, Geotechnics, and Fluid Mechanics, Biological Sciences courses in Ecology and Biochemistry, or classes in Health Physics.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr MATH 117 Algebra and Trigonometry 5 cr GEOL 109 Physical Geology 3 cr GEOL 110 Physical Geology Laboratory 1 cr GEOL 112 Historical Geology 2 cr GEOL 113 Historical Geology Laboratory 1 cr GEOL 211 Mineralogy 3 cr GEOL g306 Environmental Geology 3 cr GEOL 312 Lithology 2 cr GEOL 352 Sedimentation-Stratigraphy 4 cr GEOL 421 Structural Geology 4 cr GEOL g415 Quaternary Geology 4 cr OR GEOL g420 Principles of Geochemistry 3 cr OR GEOL g430 Principles of Hydrogeology 3 cr GEOL g356 Geology of Southern Idaho 2 cr OR GEOL g358 Geology of North America 3 crTOTAL: 36 to 38 geology credits plus 2 to 4 other geology credits to equal 40 credits.
Note: Students who are considering a geology major should take GEOL 109 and GEOL 110 rather than GEOL 106 and GEOL 107. Students who have taken GEOL 106 and GEOL 107 and have decided to major in Geology must take GEOL 110, which is the prerequisite for many other courses in the geology major.
GEOL 106 General Geology 3 cr OR GEOL 109 Physical Geology 3 cr GEOL 110 Physical Geology Laboratory 1 cr GEOL 112 Historical Geology 2 cr GEOL 113 Historical Geology Laboratory 1 cr GEOL 211 Mineralogy 3 cr GEOL g306 Environmental Geology 3 cr IN ADDITION Geology electives approved by the Department 10 cr TOTAL: 23 Geology creditsNOTE: GEOL 352 and 421 are recommended for those pursuing a Geology minor.