Sep 30, 2023  
General Catalog 2023-2024 
General Catalog 2023-2024

Geology, B.S.

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Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (55 units)

Other Degree Requirements

In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2 )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units)
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 

Total Units: 120*

*General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. These courses include CHEM 1A  and CHEM 1AL  (Area B1), MATH 75  (Area B4), EES 102S  (Area IB), EES 115S  (Area ID), and EES 104W . See advisor for details.

Advising Notes

  1. “Additional requirements” courses may be applied to satisfy requirements of a minor, as appropriate. They also may be taken CR/NC (see Credit/No Credit Grading).
  2. No more than 1 unit of EES 160  may be used to fulfill the upper-division elective requirement. EES 154 , EES 155 , and EES 168  are not applicable toward geology major requirements.
  3. CR/NC is not permitted in the geology major with the exception of EES 3 .
  4. No more than 1 unit of EES 3  will be permitted.
  5. Elective units may be used toward a double major or minor (see double major or departmental minor). Consult the appropriate department chair, program coordinator, or faculty advisor for further information.
  6. Students planning to pursue graduate study in geology are strongly encouraged to take MATH 76  or EES 177  or EES 180 .

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