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 204Historical Geology 
GEOL 301Sedimentary Geology (4 credits) 
GEOL 302Principals of Paleontology (4 credits) 
GEOL 311Mineralogy (4 credits) 
GEOL 321Optics and Petrology (4 credits) 
GEOL 405Structural Geology (4 credits) 
GEOL 407Geophysics
 
GEOL 420Geochemistry 

Electives: from the following, selected by advisement

6
GEOL 300Field 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 370Science in Society 
GEOL 395Hydrology & Hydrogeology 
GEOL 409Seismology and Plate Tectonics
 
GEOL 440Economic 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 330Meteorology 
PHYS 335Astronomy 

Cognate Requirements

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


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