BS 4 Year Plan

There are hundreds of courses that satisfy various L&S Degree Requirements, and courses can double-count towards more than one requirement. The sample below assumes no high school Foreign Language was taken and that the student placed into college-level Math and English. In addition, this sample reflects the degree requirements for students who began their college education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started college coursework prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different.

This sample shows one possible pathway to earning a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Geosciences in four years. This plan does not replace the advice of your Geosciences advisor or your College Undergraduate Advisor. You are cautioned to meet regularly with both to create a personalized plan that matches your particular circumstances rather than following this verbatim.

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
MATH 105
Introduction to College Algebra (QL-A)
3
L&S Humanities
3
L&S Social Science
3
GEO SCI 100
Introduction to the Earth (NS)
3
Spring Credits
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
MATH 115
Precalculus
4
CHEM 100
Chemical Science (NS)
4
GEO SCI 102
Principles of Historical Geology (NS)
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
MATH 231
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (NS) (QL-B)
4
CHEM 102
General Chemistry (NS+)
5
GEO SCI 301
Principles of Mineralogy
3
Arts GER
3
Spring Credits
MTHSTAT 215
Elementary Statistical Analysis
3
PHYSICS 120
General Physics I (Non-Calculus Treatment) (NS+)
and PHYSICS 121
General Physics Laboratory I (Non-Calculus Treatment)
4
L&S Humanities
3
L&S Social Science/International
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
GEO SCI 316
Introduction to Geophysics (NS)
3
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
Geo Sci upper-level
3
Geo Sci upper-level
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
GEO SCI 302
Elementary Petrology (NS+)
3
GEO SCI 511
Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (NS+)
3
GEO SCI 545
X-Ray Analytical Methods other OWC-B course
or
3
L&S upper-level
3
Geo Sci upper-level
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
GEO SCI 414
Structural Geology (NS+)
3
Geo Sci upper-level
3
Geo Sci upper-level
3
L&S Humanities
3
L&S Social Science/International
3
Spring Credits
Geo Sci upper-level
3
Geo Sci upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S Social Science/International
3
Elective
3
Summer Credits
GEO SCI 455
Field Geology
3-8

Key
(A) Arts GER (Int’l) International
(HU) Humanities (QL-A) Quantitative Literacy A
(NS) Natural Science (QL-B) Quantitative Literacy B
(SS) Social Science (OWC-A) Oral and Written Communication A
(CD) Cultural Diversity GER (OWC-B) Oral and Written Communication B