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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Geology, Paleontology Concentration, B.S.


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Major Requirements


Credit Hours: 71+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

Geology, B.S. Required Core Courses


Notes:


Note:


*GEOL 360 , GEOL 364 , and GEOL 365  are Summer term travel courses with additional costs.  Contact the departement for details.

**Paleontology students must complete GEOL 366  to satisfy the concentration’s field studies requirement, which is a summer term travel course with additional costs. Contact department for details.

Geology Electives


Complete 9 additional credit hours of GEOL 200-level or above coursework with at least 6 credit hours at the 250-level or above with a maximum of 3 credit hours from ASTR 260 ASTR 260L ASTR 460L PHYS 260 PHYS 260L PHYS 460L GEOL 260 GEOL 260L , and GEOL 460L. 

Note:


Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 190 /HONS 190L  in lieu of CHEM 111 /CHEM 111L  and CHEM 112 /CHEM 112L .

Biology or Physics Sequence Requirement (8 credit hours)


Complete one of the following options:

Paleontology students must complete a biology option to satisfy the concentration’s introductory biology requirement.

Notes:


  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 115  in lieu of MATH 120 .
  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 215  in lieu of MATH 220 .
  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 217  in lieu of MATH 250 .

Notes:


  • Students are not permitted to double major in Environmental Geosciences and Geology.
  • No more than 9 credit hours from GEOL 240  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 4 credit hours from GEOL 385  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 3 credit hours from GEOL 399  may be applied towards the program requirements.

Paleontology Concentration


Concentration Internship Requirement


Complete 1 credit hour of GEOL 385 Internship  on a museology project arranged with CofC faculty and involving the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History.  Prior written approval must be obtained from the coordinator of the Paleontology concentration.

Concentration Field Studies Requirement


Students pursuing a B.S. in Geology are required to complete GEOL 366 Field Studies: Geology and Paleontology (4) .

Introductory Biology Requirement


Complete one of the following options:

Note:


*Must be paleontology related and conducted under the mentorship of a geosciences faculty member from CofC. Prior written approval must be obtained from the coordinator of the Paleontology concentration.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation


The following courses are excluded: BIOL 101 BIOL 101L BIOL 102 BIOL 102L BIOL 111 , BIOL 111L , BIOL 112 , BIOL 112L , CHEM 111 , CHEM 111L , CHEM 112 , CHEM 112L , HONS 115 HONS 151 HONS 151L HONS 152 HONS 152L HONS 157 HONS 157L HONS 158 HONS 158L HONS 190 HONS 190L  ,HONS 217 ​​​​​​, MATH 120 , MATH 220 , MATH 250 , PHYS 101 , PHYS 101L , PHYS 102 , PHYS 102L , PHYS 111 , PHYS 111L , PHYS 112 , PHYS 112L     

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