Curriculum in Geology - Earth System Science Option

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
GEOL 1100 Dynamic Earth4GEOL 1110 Earth and Life Through Time4
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
 14 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology
   & BIOL 1021 Principles of Biology Laboratory
4BIOL 1030 Organismal Biology
   & BIOL 1031 Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
GEOL 2010 Mineralogy and Optical Crystallography5BIOL 3030 Evolution and Systematics3
MATH 1610 Calculus I4ESS Elective4
CORE LITERATURE I3ESS Elective4
 16 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
PHYS 1500 General Physics I4PHYS 1510 General Physics II4ESS Elective*4
GEOL 3060 Lunar and Planetary Geology3BIOL 3060 Ecology4 
GEOL 3200 Introduction to Paleobiology3GEOG 5210 Climatology3 
GEOL 5220 Geomorphology3CORE SOCIAL SCIENCE13 
CORE FINE ARTS3  
 16 14 4
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ESS Elective3ESS Elective3
ESS Elective3ESS Elective4
GEOG 5830 Geographic Information Systems4GEOL 4740 Senior Seminar2
CORE HUMANITIES3CORE SOCIAL SCIENCE II3
 CORE LITERATURE II3
 13 15
Total Hours: 121

*ESS Elective (BIOL 3075 Introduction to Oceanography, offered at Dauphin Island Sea Lab in summer, is recommended)

1GEOG 1010 Global Geography is suggested for majors.

EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE ELECTIVES

GEOL 2050 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology     

GEOG 2850 Map Reading and Analysis                                                                                       

GEOL 3400 Structural Geology                       

GEOG 5400 Geography of Natural Hazards         

GEOL 4010 Sedimentary Petrology                                  

GEOG 5500 Geography of Environmental Management

GEOL 4260 Introduction to Geochemistry                                 

GEOG 5510 Human-Environment Interaction                                                

GEOL 4300 Geodynamics                                

GEOG 5550 Geography of Water Resources

GEOL 4930 Directed Studies in Undergraduate Research                  

GEOG 5600 Global Resources and the Environment

GEOL 5100 Hydrogeology                                 

GEOG 5820 Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing

GEOL 5600 Applied Geophysics                                                                                       

BIOL 2500 Human Anatomy and Physiology I    
BIOL 3040 Biology of Marine Systems
BIOL 3075 Introduction to Oceanography (Dauphin Island Sea Lab)

BIOL 3100 Plant Biology
BIOL 3200 General Microbiology & BIOL 3201 General Microbiology Laboratory
BIOL 4010 Invertebrate Biodiversity

BIOL 4020 Vertebrate Biodiversity

BIOL 5090 Conservation Biology

BIOL 5150 Community Ecology

CHEM 2030 Survey of Organic Chemistry

CHEM 2071 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 2080 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 2081 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 3050 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 3160 Survey of Physical Chemistry

PHYS 3500 Physics of the World Around Us

NATR 5050 Urban Ecology

NATR 5310 Environmental Ethics
CIVL 3220 Water and Waste Treatment