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
FallHoursSpringHours
PHYS 1500 General Physics I4PHYS 1510 General Physics II4
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
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: 117

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

TOTAL HOURS  122

1GEOG 1010 Global Geography is suggested for majors.

EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE ELECTIVES

GEOL 2050 Ign & Met Petrol (4)                                

GEOG 2850 Map Reading and Analysis (3)                                                                                             

GEOL 3400 Structural Geology (4)                             

GEOG 5400 Geography of Natural Hazards (3)          

GEOL 4010 Sed. Petrol.  (3)                                      

GEOG 5500 Geography of Environmental Management (3)

GEOL 4260 Geochemistry (3)                                   

GEOG 5510 Human-Environment Interaction (3)                                                 

GEOL 4300 Geodynamics (3)                                  

GEOG 5550 Geography of Water Resources (3)

GEOL 4930 Directed Study (1-2)                             

GEOG 5600 Global Resources and the Environment (3)

GEOL 5100 Hydrogeology (3)                                  

GEOG 5820 Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing (4)

GEOL 5600 Applied Geophysics (4)                                                                                           

BIOL 2500 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)       
BIOL 3040 Biology of Marine Systems (3)
BIOL 3075 Intro to Oceanography (4)   (Dauphin Island Sea Lab)

BIOL 3100 Plant Biology (4)
BIOL 3200 General Microbiology (4)
BIOL 4010 Invertebrate Biodiversity (4)

BIOL 4020 Vertebrate Biodiversity (4)

BIOL 5090 Conservation Biology (3)

BIOL 5150 Community Ecology (3)

CHEM 2030 Survey of Organic Chemistry (3)

CHEM 2071 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

CHEM 2080 Organic Chemistry II (3)

CHEM 2081 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
CHEM 3050 Analytical Chemistry (3)
CHEM 3160 Survey of Physical Chemistry (3)

PHYS 3500 Physics of the World Around Us (3)
FORY 5310 Environmental Ethics (3)

FOWS 5050 Urban Ecology (3)
CIVL 3220 Water and Waste Treatment (4)