Geology, B.S. Sample Degree Map

The Geology, B.S. degree is intended primarily for students planning to pursue geology as a profession. It requires the necessary courses in geology, mathematics, and allied sciences to prepare a student for undertaking employment or graduate study in geology. It is also appropriate for students who desire a liberal arts education with an emphasis on geology.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
GEO 102 Freshman Seminar 1
GEO 165 Planet Earth 3
GEO 169 Planet Earth Lab 1
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 14

Spring Semester

Course Credits
GEO 210 Earth History 3
GEO 211 Earth History 1
STAT 250 Statistics for Scientists 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 16

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
GEO 330 Geomorphology 3
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 120 Survey of Calculus 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course Credits
GEO 450 Hydrogeology 4
CHEM 116 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH 121 Survey of Calculus II 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 14

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
GEO 400 Stratigraphy 4
GEO 411 Mineralogy 4
PHYS 121 College Physics I 3
PHYS 123 College Physics Lab I 1
FF Course 3
 
TOTAL 15

Spring Semester

Course Credits
GEO 370 Structural Geology 4
GEO 421 Petrology 3
PHYS 122 College Physics II 3
PHYS 124 College Physics Lab II 1
GEO xxx 300/400 Level Course 3
GEO 461 Field Geology 3
TOTAL 17

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
GEO 345 Paleontology 3
GEO 459 Seminar in Geosciences 1
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Semester

Course Credits
GEO 460 Senior Seminar 1
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
TOTAL 15

GRAND TOTAL: 120

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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