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Major Checklist

Following is a list of required courses, or download a PDF here!

Geology

44 credits

  • GEOL 111 Physical Geology, 4 credits
  • GEOL 112 Historical Geology, 4 credits
  • GEOL 291 Elementary Mineralogy, 4 credits
  • GEOL 292 Elementary Petrology, 4 credits
  • GEOL 314 Structural Geology, 4 credits
  • GEOL 330 Field Methods, 2 credits
  • GEOL 339 Sedimentary Petrology, 3 credits
  • GEOL 341 Stratigraphy, 3 credits
  • GEOL 400 Summer Field Camp, 6 credits
  • GEOL 420 Geophysics, 4 credits
  • GEOL 431 Introduction to Geochemistry, 3 credits
  • GEOL 435 Analysis of Geologic Data, 3 credits
  • GEOL 499 Geology Seminar

Geology Electives

  • GEOL elective, 3 credits

Petroleum Concentration

15 credits

  • GEOL 363 Paleontology, 3 credits, or GEOL 491 Micropaleontology, 3 credits
  • GEOL 410 Subsurface Geology, 3 credits
  • GEOL 430 Seismic Interpretation, 3 credits
  • GEOL 456 Basin Analysis & Petroleum Systems, 3 credits
  • GEOL or ENVS elective, 3 credits

Environmental Concentration

15 credits

  • GEOL 355 Environmental Geology, 3 credits
  • GEOL 460 Site Assessment and Remediation, 3 credits
  • GEOL 470 Ground Water, 3 credits
  • GEOL 480 Remote Sensing, 3 credits
  • GEOL or ENVS elective, 3 credits

Paleontology Concentration

15 credits

  • GEOL 363 Invertebrate Paleontology, 3 credits
  • GEOL 422 Museum Techniques, 3 credits
  • GEOL 464 Vertebrate Paleontology, 3 credits
  • GEOL 491 Micropaleontology, 3 credits
  • GEOL or ENVS elective, 3 credits

Earth Sciences Concentration

15 credits

  • Choose one course each from Petroleum Geology, Environmental Geology, and Paleontology concentrations, 9 credits
  • Choose 2 GEOL or ENVS elective, 6 credits

Biology

4 credits

  • Choose any BIOL course in consultation with academic advisor, 4 credits

Chemistry

  • CHEM 107 General Chemistry I, 3 credits

Math

8 credits

  • MATH 270 Calculus I, 4 credits
  • MATH 301, Calculus II*, 4 credits
    ​*or two course substitutes -- see advisor.

Physics

7 credits

  • PHYS 207 Introduction to Physics I, 3 credits
  • PHYS 208 Introduction to Physics II, 3 credits
  • PHYS 215 Physics Lab I, 1 credit

English

15 credits

  • ENGL 101 Intro to Academic Writing, 3 credits
  • ENGL 102 Writing and Research About Culture, 3 credits
  • ENGL elective - Literature, 3 credits
  • ENGL 304 Vocabulary Development, 3 credits
  • ENGL 365 Technical Writing, 3 credits

Communication

  • CMCN 100 Principles of Human Communication, 3 credits

Behavioral Science

  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economy, 3 credits
  • Behavioral Science elective, 3 credits

Arts

  • ARTS elective, 3 credits

History

  • HIST elective, 3 credits

Other Courses

  • UNIV 100 Cajun Connection, 3 credits
  • Free elective, 2 credits