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2017-2018 Catalog

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Geology (BA)



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Advisor: Dr. Richard Ford, 801-626-6942  rford@weber.edu

  • Program Prerequisite: None
  • Minor: Required for Option A; Not required for Option B *
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C-” or better in courses required for this major in addition to an overall GPA for all courses of 2.00 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 63-69 of these are required within the major for Option A BA, and 69-75 of these are required in the major for Option B BA. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above).

* Students may benefit from having a minor in such fields as chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, geospatial analysis, or a life science, and should consult with an advisor prior to choosing an option.

Advisement

All Geology students are required to meet with a faculty advisor (see above) at least annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-7139 for more information or to schedule an appointment.  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study (see Enrollment Services and Information ). No special admission or application requirements are needed for this program. However, students should meet with an advisor to plan and declare their program of study.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for either Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts requirements. MATH 1050  or MATH 1080  is recommended for the Quantitative Literacy requirement. The following courses required for the Geology major will also satisfy general education requirements: CHEM 1210 , GEO 1110 , PHYS 2010 , and PHYS 2210 .

Language Courses Required to fulfill the BA (12 credit hours)


Select 6 semester-hours of a foreign language

and

Select 6 hours from

Major Course Requirements for BA Degree


Geosciences Courses Required (19 credit hours)


Electives Courses (18 hours for Option A; 24 hours for Option B)


Option A - Select an additional 18 hours from Geoscience courses numbered 3000 and above and/or up to 6 hours from other Earth/environmentally related classes approved by the Geosciences Department and complete a minor*

Option B - Select an additional 24 hours from Geoscience courses numbered 3000 and above and/or up to 6 hours from other Earth/environmentally related classes approved by the Geosciences Department

Note:


* Students should consider a minor or complementary set of elective classes that supports their career plans (please consult an advisor).

**Students planning to attend graduate school in science areas should take additional Chemistry, Physics, and Math classes(please consult an advisor).

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