Geology (BA) (17GEOLBA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Acad Writing and Research1,4,H 4 CH 101 Chem Molecular Sci1,B 3
MA 131 Calc Life Manage A1,A 3 CH 102 General Chemistry Lab2,B 1
Introductory Course Option2,14 3-4 Math/Statistics Option2,6,A 3
MEA 110 Geology I Lab2 1 MEA 100 Earth System Science2,G,J 4
COS 100 Perspectives on Learning5 1 MEA 202 Geology II: Historical2 3
Free Elective3,13 3 MEA 211 Geology II Lab2 1
15-16 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Computer Science Option2,7 3 CH 201 Chem Quant Sci2,B 3
Free Elective3,13 3 CH 202 General Quant Lab2 1
MEA 410 Intro to Mineralogy & Petrology2 4 COM 110 Public Speaking3 3
GEP Social Sciences Req.3,D 3 GEP Social Sciences Req3,D 3
GEP Humanities Req.3,C 3 MEA 450 Sed Petrol & Strat2 4
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course3,E 1
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Free Elective3,13 3 Earth Science Elective2,8 3
GEP Addit. Breadth Req.3,F 3 Earth Science Elective2,8 4
MEA 451 Structural Geology2 4 Science Option2,9 3
PY 211 College Physics I1 4 Advanced Writing Elective3,10 4
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course3,E 1
15 14

Summer

Summer Semester Credit
MEA 465 Geologic Field Camp 4

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Advised Elective2,11 3 Advised Elective2,11 3
Surficial Processes2,12 3 Earth Science Elective2,8 3
Free Elective3,13 3 Free Elective3,13 3
GEP Humanities Req.3,C 3 Free Elective3,13 3
MEA 495 Senior Seminar in MEAS 1 GEP Interdisc. Persp. Req.3,G 1-2
13 13-14

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 120

 Major/Program Footnotes

1. Grade of C- or higher required in CH 101; ENG 101; MA 131; PY 211.
2. No more than one D will be accepted in MEA, math and science courses.
3. No more than one D will be allowed in other courses.
4. ENG 101 will not be available for all students in fall of their freshman year. Students not enrolled in ENG 101 should register for this course the following spring, and substitute CH 101 and 102 their first semester.
5. E 115 may substitute for COS 100.
6. One of the following: MA 114, 231, 241, or ST 311.
7. CSC 200 recommended but GIS 410, CSC 112, CSC 114 or CSC 116 may be substituted.
8. MEA 250/251 or any MEA course at the 300 level or higher. Select electives in consultation with your advisor.
9. One of the following: BIO 181, PB 200, PY 212, or SSC 200.
10. Advanced Writing Elective must be selected from ENG 331, 332, and 333. The Advanced Writing Elective may not be used to satisfy the GEP Humanities requirement. It does satisfy the Communication in the Major Co-Requisite.
11. Advised electives may be in geology or in a supporting field. Select in consultation with your advisor.
12. Select one course in surficial processes from among MEA 250, 411, 481, and 485.
13. Free electives may not be MA 100, 101, 103, 107, 108, or 111. Not more than 12 hours of free elective may be taken pass-fail.
14. One of the following: MEA 100, 120, 140, or 200.

* General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours; one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: MA 131, Math/Statistics Option
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours; include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: CH 101, CH 102, CH 201
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:       
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:       
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours; at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: MEA 100
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:      
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: MEA 100
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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