College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Geology, Bachelor of Science

Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG 101 or GLG 112 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Science & Applied Science.
2. GLG 103 or GLG 112L 1 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
3. CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Science & Applied Science.
4. CHM 151L General Chemistry I Lab 1 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
5. General Elective Course 3
6. General Elective Course 2
Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG 102 Historical Geology 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: This course may also satisfy a Liberal Studies requirement: Science and Applied Science.
2. GLG 104 Historical Geology Lab 1 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: This course may also satisfy a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
3. CHM 152 General Chemistry II 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: This course may also satisfy a Liberal Studies requirement: Science and Applied Science.
4. CHM 152L General Chemistry II Lab 1 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: This course may also satisfy a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
5. MAT 136 Calculus I 4 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Math Foundation.
6. Foundation English 4

Year 2

Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG 259/259L, 360, or 451 4 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: If you select GLG 259, be sure to add GLG 259L manually.
2. MAT 137, STA 270, or STA 275 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: MAT 137 is recommended, and required for both the Geophysics and Applied Geology emphases.
3. PHY 111 or PHY 161 4 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: PHY 161 is recommended, and required for both the Geophysics and Applied Geology emphases.
4. General Elective Course 3
Course Description Units Notes
1. PHY 112 or PHY 262 4 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: PHY 262 is recommended, and required for both the Geophysics and Applied Geology emphases.
2. GLG 240 Introduction To Field Methods And Report Writing 3
3. GLG 225 Paleontology 4
4. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
5. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.

Year 3

Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG 309 Earth Materials 4
2. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
3. General Elective Course 3
4. General Elective Course 4
Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG 315 Petrology 4
2. GLG 324 Sedimentology And Stratigraphy 4
3. GLG 350W Geologic Communication And Topics 3
4. General Elective Course 4

Year 4

Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG 435 Structural Geology 4
2. GLG 470 Physics And Chemistry Of Earth 4
3. GLG 340 Intermediate Geologic Field Methods 2
4. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
5. General Elective Course 3
Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG 440C Advanced Geologic Field Methods II 5 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: GLG 440C changed from 4 units to 5 units in Fall 2021
2. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
3. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
4. General Elective Course 3

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. The use of Progression Plans does not constitute a contract with the University. Progression Plans are a planning tool to help you define a pathway towards degree completion.

The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the academic catalog as the official, authoritative source. For a full description of degree requirements and course descriptions, refer to the Academic Catalog (link at the top of the page).

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require an appropriate placement score (i.e. Mathematics and English). If you do not have the prerequisite course(s) or placement, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan.

If you are an NAU student, Jacks Planner (an interactive version of progression plans) may be available to you. To get to Jacks Planner, log into your Student Center in LOUIE and click on Jacks Planner.