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B.A. in Geology

Contact Person:
Michael Rygel, Associate Professor, Chair
216A Timerman, (315) 267-3401, rygelmc@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.