College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2013-2014
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Geology, Bachelor of Science
- Available Emphasis Areas:
- Environmental Geology - Emphasis (ending Summer 2016)
- Geophysics - Emphasis
- Hydrogeology - Emphasis (ending Summer 2016)
- Paleontology - Emphasis
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Geology?
As you study, you can also learn more about careers in geoscience research, resource discovery and management, and education. You will experience an interdisciplinary approach to earth science, and will gain critical skills with field and analytical techniques. You'll find plenty of opportunities to work on faculty research projects and be encouraged to design your own studies, too.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Consulting firm
- Engineering firm
- Marketing and research firm
- Mining company
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Mining engineer
- Petroleum geologist
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 74 units of major requirements including 11-24 units of concentration or emphasis requirements
- Be aware that you may not use courses with a GLG prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 137|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Required|
|University Honors Program||Optional|
|Progression Plan Link||Not Available|
Additional Admission Requirements
- You will be automatically admitted to Northern Arizona University's geology program if you:
- If you don’t meet these requirements, you must apply to the program by writing a letter of application, supported by current transcripts, before entering GLG 309. Send your application to the program coordinator of the Geology Program (see School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability for more information).
- You must be admitted to the program before you can enroll in any of the following courses: GLG 309, GLG 315, GLG 324, GLG 350W, GLG 435, GLG 440C, GLG 441, and GLG 470.
Take the following 74 - 98 units:
Core Requirements (63-64 units)
- GLG 490 is, however, required for program honors.
Concentration or Emphasis Requirements (Select One):
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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