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B.A. in Geology


Contact Person:

Robert Badger, Chair

216 Timerman, (315) 267-2624, badgerrl@potsdam.edu

38 credit hours required. Plus 8 credits of cognates.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Credits
Core Required Courses
32
GEOL 100, 101, 103, 106, 125, or 195
GEOL 204 Historical Geology
GEOL 301 Sedimentary Geology (4 credits)
GEOL 302 Principals of Paleontology (4 credits)
GEOL 311 Mineralogy (4 credits)
GEOL 321 Optics and Petrology (4 credits)
GEOL 405 Structural Geology (4 credits)
GEOL 407 Geophysics
GEOL 420 Geochemistry


Electives: from the following, selected by advisement

6
GEOL 300 Field Geology (2 credits)
GEOL 303
Geologic Maps and Cross Sections (2 credits)
GEOL 306
Geology of our National Parks
GEOL 340
Geographic Information Systems (4 credits)
GEOL 370 Science in Society
GEOL 395 Hydrology & Hydrogeology
GEOL 409 Seismology and Plate Tectonics
GEOL 440 Economic Geology
GEOL 450
Geology of the Great Basin
GEOL 452
Geology of Nova Scotia - Field Trip (2 credits)
GEOL 453
Geology of Nova Scotia - Research (2 credits)
PHYS 330 Meteorology
PHYS 335 Astronomy


Cognate Requirements

8
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM 106 General Chemistry 2 (4 credits)



Grade Requirements
Minimum grade of 2.0 is required for all courses in the major and for cognates.