Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Geology — ABM

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Curriculum for Geology

The Geology Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program (ABM) provides an opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain a depth of understanding and experience of geology beyond that of typical bachelor's level graduates. The ABM program allows these exceptional students to count up to 9 hours toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees.

The Bachelor of Science in Geology undergraduate major can lead to a Master of Science in Geology (thesis or non-thesis) in the ABM track. Please see the Department of Geosciences website for additional information.

Senior Year for Students in ABM Program - Geology 

GEOL 7100 (Geocommunications) substitutes GEOL 4740 (Senior Seminar) and GEOL 6xxx elective courses are approved courses that can be taken in the ABM program that replace GEOL electives at the undergraduate level.

Courses marked with an asterisk are those used by students enrolled in the ABM program to meet nine undergraduate hours during their senior year and nine graduate hours to be used toward their graduate degree.

GEOG 5830 Geographic Information Systems4Core Social Science II3
GEOL 4010 Sedimentary Petrology3GEOL 41103
*GEOL Elective3Free Elective3
Core Humanities3*GEOL Elective3
*GEOL 7100 Geocommunications3Core Literature II3
 UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed0

Accelerated Master of Science in Geology (thesis option)

First Year
GEOL 6xxx/7xxx 3GEOL 6xxx/7xxx3
GEOL Elective: GEOL 6xxx3GEOL Elective: GEOL 6xxx3
GEOL 7990 Research and Thesis5GEOL 7990 Research and Thesis4
 11 10
Total Hours: 21