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College of Arts and Sciences

Degrees and Certificates

Bachelor of Arts

To earn the B.A. with a major in geology, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (refer to Part 7 of the undergraduate Bulletin) and the School of Arts and Sciences (refer to Part 3 of the undergraduate Bulletin), and complete required geoscience courses with grades of C or better.

IPFW General Education Requirements

Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations

Course Number Course Title Credits
COM 114 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
One of the following: 3
ENG W131 Elementary Composition I
ENG W140 Elementary Composition—Honors
MA 153–154 Algebra and Trigonometry I–II 6

Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences

Course Number Course Title Credits
CHM 115 General Chemistry 4
One of the following: (credits included in Major Courses, below) 0
GEOL G100/L100 General Geology with Lab
GEOL G103 Earth Sciences: Materials and Processes

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society

Course Number Course Title Credits

6

See Part 2 of the Bulletin: General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area IV—Humanistic Thought

6

See Part 2 of the Bulletin: General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression

3

See Part 2 of the Bulletin: General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis (not in GEOL)

3

See Part 2 of the Bulletin: General Education Requirements for approved courses

School of Arts and Sciences Requirements

English Writing

ENG W233 Intermediate Expository Writing (or other approved writing course) 3

Foreign Language

Requirements in Arts and Science Part B 14

Distribution

One of the following: 4–6
BIOL 117 Principles of Ecology and Evolution (4 credits)
PHYS 131–132 Concepts in Physics I–II (6 credits)
Credits in social and behavioral sciences 3
Credits in humanities 3

Cultural Studies

Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part D 6

Core and Concentration (Major) Courses

GEOL G104 Earth Science: Evolution of the Earth 3
GEOL G211 Introduction to Paleobiology 3
GEOL G237 Cartography and Geographic Information 3
GEOL G221 Introductory Mineralogy 3
GEOL G222 Introduction to Petrology 3
GEOL G323 Structural Geology 3
GEOL G334 Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 3
One of the following: 3–4
GEOL G100/L100 General Geology with Lab (4 credits)
GEOL G103 Earth Science: Materials and Processes (3 credits)

General Elective Courses

Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 124.
Total: 124