Geology (BS) (17GEOLBS)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 101 Chem Molecular Science1,B 3 CH 201 Chem Quant Science2,B 3
CH 102 General Chem Lab2,B 1 CH 202 General Quant Lab2 1
MA 141 (or MA 131) Calculus I1,A 3-4 ENG 101 Acad Writing and Research1,H 4
MEA 101 Geology I: Physical3,4 3 MA 241 (or MA 231) Calculus II1,A 3-4
MEA 110 Geology I Lab3 1 MEA 202 Geology II: Historical3 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 MEA 211 Geology II Lab3 1
COS 100 Perspectives on Learning5 1
13-14 15-16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Math/Science Option3,6 3 Computer Science Option7 3
MEA 410 Intro to Mineralogy and Petrology3 4 MEA 100 Earth System Science3,G 4
PY 205 (or PY 211) Physics I1 4 MEA 450 Sed. Petrol. & Strat.3 4
GEP Social Sciences RequirementD 3 PY 208 Physics for Engineers & Scientists II2 3
PY 208 Physics for Engineers & Scientists II Lab 1
14 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Math/Science Option2,6 3 Advanced Writing Elective9 3
MEA 451 Structural Geology3 4 Advised Elective3,10 3
Restricted Earth Science Elective3,8 3 COM 110 Public Speaking 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives Req.G 1-2 Surface Processes Elective3,11 3
Free Elective13 3 GEP Social Sciences RequirementD 3
14-15 15

Summer

Summer Semester Credit
MEA 465 Geologic Field Camp3 4

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Applied Earth Science Elective3,12 3 Advised Elective3,10 3
Advised Elective3,10 4 Advised Elective3,10 3
MEA 495 Senior Seminar in MEAS 1 Restricted Earth Science Elective3,8 3
GEP Humanities Req.C 3 GEP Humanities RequirementC 3
GEP Additional Breadth Req.F 3 Free Elective13 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course*E 1
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 120
Major/Program Footnotes
1
. A grade of a C- or higher is required in ENG 101; CH 101; MA 131, 141, 231, 241; PY 205, 211.
 2. No more than one D will be allowed in other math and natural science courses.
 3. No more than one D will be allowed in MEA courses and Restricted and Advised Electives.
 4. Transfer students who have completed MEA 120, MEA 140, MEA 150 or MEA 200 can use those credits in lieu of MEA 101.  All students must complete MEA 110.
 5. E 115 may substitute for COS 100.
 6. Math/Science Option to be selected from BIO 181, 183; CH 220, 221, 222; MA 242; MAE 301; or any 300-level or higher course in BIO, CH, MA, PY, or ST.
 7. One of the following GIS 410, MA 116, CSC 112, CSC 114, CSC 116, or CSC 200.  GIS 410 or MA 116 is recommended for most students.
 8. Restricted Earth Science Electives to be chosen from MEA 300, MEA 323, MEA 411, MEA 440, MEA 459, MEA 470, MEA 471, MEA 481, or MEA 485.
 9. Advanced Writing Elective must be selected from ENG 331, ENG 332, and ENG 333. The Advanced Writing Elective satisfies the Communication in the Major Co-Requisite.
10. Advised electives are in the geosciences and related fields and are to be selected with the advice and consent of the advisor to meet the student’s career objective.
11. Surface Processes Electives to be chosen from MEA 411, MEA 459, and MEA 481.
12. Applied Earth Science Elective to be chosen from MEA 323, MEA 485, or MEA 471.
13. Free electives may not be MA 100, MA 101, MA 103, MA 107, MA 108, or MA 111. 

* 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, MA 141, MA 231, or MA 241
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: none
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: none
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)
X 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: none
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: none
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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