Curriculum in Geology

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 1030 Fundamentals Chemistry I3CHEM 1040 Fundamental Chemistry II3
CHEM 1031 Fundamental Chemistry I Laboratory1CHEM 1041 Fundamental Chemistry II Laboratory1
Core History I3Core History II3
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
GEOL 1100 Dynamic Earth4GEOL 1110 Earth and Life Through Time4
 14 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology3BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology3
BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory1BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory1
MATH 1610 Calculus I4MATH 1620 Calculus II4
GEOL 2000 Professional Development1GEOL 2050 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology4
GEOL 2010 Mineralogy and Optical Crystallography5Elective4
 14 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
PHYS 1500 General Physics I4PHYS 1510 General Physics II4GEOL 3650 Field Camp6
Core Fine Arts3Core Social Science23 
Technical Elective13GEOL 3400 Structural Geology4 
GEOL 3200 Introduction to Paleobiology3GEOL Elective13 
GEOL Elective13  
 16 14 6
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
GEOG 5830 Geographic Information Systems4Core Social Science II3
GEOL 4010 Sedimentary Petrology3GEOL 4110 Stratigraphy3
GEOL Elective13GEOL 4740 Senior Seminar2
Core Humanities3GEOL Elective13
Core literature 13Core Literature II3
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation20
 16 14
Total Hours: 124

Courses in BOLD will be used to calculate GPA in major.

Options for courses labeled CORE are in the Auburn University Bulletin (www.auburn.edu/bulletin) under Core Curriculum.

1

Geology Electives: 12 hours required. Geology electives may be selected from the following groups of courses with NO MORE THAN 4 hours coming from group B.

GEOL Group A Electives:
GEOL 4210 (3) Economic Geology
GEOL 4260 (3) Geochemistry
GEOL 5060 (4) Invertebrate Paleontology
GEOL 5100 (3) Hydrogeology
GEOL 5300 (3) Basin Analysis
GEOL 5600 (4) Applied Geophysics
GEOG 5220 (3) Geomorphology


GEOL Group B Electives:
GEOL 3060 (3) Lunar and Planetary Geology
GEOL 4930 Actualistic Paleontology
GEOL 4930 Ichnology
GEOL 4930 (1) Carbonate Depositional Systems
GEOL 4930 Unspecified Directed Study (no more than 2 hours)
GEOL 4980 Unspecified Research Methods (no more than 2 hours)

Technical Electives: The following courses are approved. Other courses may be permitted with prior approval of the GEOL advisor. Students must meet with their Geology advisor and have technical electives approved in advance. An approval form must be on file in the Dean's office in order to be cleared for graduation.

AERO 3040, 5320
AGRN 3040, 3100,5000,5080,5150,5300
ANTH any 2000+ course
BIOL2015, 2415,2420,2425,3030, 3060,3075,3200,4010,4020
CI\TL2010, 3210, 3310, 3120,4210, 4310, 5330, 5340
CHEM 2070, 3050, 3200, any 3000-5000 course
COMP 2200, 2210, any 2000-3000 course
GEOG any 3000-5000 course
MATH any 2000-5000 course
MECH any 3000-5000 course
PHYS any 2000-5000 course
STAT any 2000-5000 course

2

GEOG 1010 Global Geography is suggested for majors.