Apr 09, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Geology, B.S. - 4-Year Degree Map


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First Year

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
GEOL 115  OR GEOL 120   4   GEOL 220 - Earth History and the Fossil Record   4
CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I   4   CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II   4
COMP 100 - Composition   3   Gen Ed Elective 3
MATH 105 - Pre-calculus   3   Gen Ed Elective 3
Gen Ed Elective 3   Elective 2
TOTAL 17   TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
GEOL 242 - Mineralogy   4   GEOL 314 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology   4
GEOL 275 - Mapping Techniques in Geosciences   4   GEOL 321 - Paleontology   4
MATH 223 - Calculus I   4   MATH 224  OR GEOL 350   4
Gen Ed Elective 3   Gen Ed Elective 3
TOTAL 15   TOTAL 15

Third Year

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
GEOL 227 - Global Tectonics   3   GEOL 330 - Structural Geology   4
GEOL 360 - Sedimentary Geology   4   PHYS 204  OR PHYS 104   4
PHYS 203  OR PHYS 103   4, 3   Advanced GEOL selection (GEOL 227 or 250 or 351 or 374 or 375 or 380) 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
TOTAL 17   TOTAL 14

Fourth Year

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
GEOL 282 - Introduction to Hydrogeology   4   ESCI 398 - Senior Thesis in Earth Science   3
GEOL 370 - Geomorphology   4   Elective 3

*Capstone

3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
         
TOTAL 14   TOTAL 12

*Note: The capstone requirement is 6 s.h. of research, internship, or field study which may involve ESCI 398, GEOL 333, GEOL 343, or GEOL 387. GEOL 343 may be taken twice for 6 s.h. Field camp is also an option. Courses may be offered in the Spring semester. See College Catalog.

Total Credits for Degree: 120

Elective Key


Gen Ed Elective: a course carrying one or more Gen Ed area attributes: Basic Communication (BC3), Math (M3), American History (AH3), Other World Civilizations (OWC3), Foreign Language (FL3), Social Sciences (SS3), Humanities (H3), The Arts (A3), Natural Sciences (NS3), Western Civilization (WC3). Elective courses and major courses carrying Gen Ed attributes apply toward SUNY Oneonta’s Gen Ed requirements .

Liberal Arts Elective: any course that carries a Liberal Arts (LA) attribute. SUNY Oneonta’s minimum LA requirements  vary by degree award.

Upper Division Elective: any elective course at the 200- or 300-level. All courses (required and elective) at this level apply toward SUNY Oneonta’s upper-division requirement .

Upper Division Liberal Arts Elective: any course at the 200- or 300-level carrying an LA attribute.

Elective: any course outside the major. Electives apply toward the total credits required by a degree program. Electives may also be needed to satisfy other degree requirements , including the minimum number of credits outside the department of the major.

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