UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

B.S. Geological Sciences

For the B.S. degree with a major in geological sciences, students must satisfy the General Education requirements. B.S. students will elect to concentrate in traditional geology, environmental geology, geochemistry, geophysics, or paleobiology. Specific departmental requirements for the traditional concentration follow:

One of the following courses: GEOL 101/101L, 103, 105/101L, 109/109L or 101L, or 111 (only one of GEOL 101, 105, 109, and 111 may be taken for course credit)

• All of the following courses: GEOL 301, 401, 402, 404, 601, 602

• CHEM 101/101L and 102/102L

• MATH 231 and 232, plus one of the following: GEOL 520 (note that this may also be used to satisfy one of the required GEOL courses numbered above 400); any COMP except 050, 070, and 380; any MATH above 232; any STOR 155 or above

• One of the following courses: PHYS 104/104L or 116

• One of the following courses: BIOL 101/101L, any CHEM above 102, PHYS 105/105L or 117

• Four geology courses numbered above 400, not otherwise required for the major (GEOL 390 counts if taken for two or three credit hours)

• At least five science electives not otherwise required for the major, including any GEOL except 101, 103, 105, 109, 111; ANTH 143, 220, 315, 317, 412, 414, and 451; any ASTRO; any BIOC except 107 and 108; any BIOL above 113; any CHEM above 102; any COMP except 050, 070, and 380; any ENVR except 600; GEOG 370, 410, 412, 414, 416, and any GEOG above 477; any MASC above 101; any MATH above 232; any PHYS except 101, 132, and 313; any STOR 155 or above

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