Marine Sciences (BS): Geology (17MARSCBS-17MARSCGEO)

Critical Path Courses – Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
COS 100 Science of Change 4, G 2 CH 101 Chem Molecular SciB,1 3 CP
MA 141 Calculus IA,1 4 CP CH 102 General Chem LabB,3 1
MEA 100 Earth System Science2,G, J
4 ENG 101 Academic
Writing & ResearchH,1,4
4
MEA 101 Geology I: Physical2 3 CP MA 241 Calculus IIA,1 4
MEA 110 Geology I Lab2 1 CP MEA 202 Geology II: Historical2 3
MEA 211 Geology II: Lab2 1
14 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 201 Chem Quant SciB,1 3 MEA 250 Intro Coastal Env2 3
CH 202 General Quant Lab3 1 MEA 251 Intro Coastal Env Lab2 1
MA 242 Calculus III3 4 MEA 450 Sed Petrol & Strat2 4
MEA 200 Intro to Oceanography2 3 CP PY 205 Physics Engineers & Scientists I1 3
MEA 210 Oceanography Lab2 1 PY 206 Physics Engineers & Scientists I Lab I3
MEA 410 Intro Mineralogy & Petrology2 4
16 12

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
MEA 460 Physical Oceanography2 3 Advanced Writing Elective5 3
MEA 451 Structural Geology2 4 Computer Sci Option3,7 3
HESF 1** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
PY 208 Physics Engineers & Scientists II3 3 MEA 462 Obser Methods & Data Analysis2 3
PY 209 Physics Engineers & Scientists Lab II3 1 Statistical Science Option3,7 3
GEP Social Sciences Reqt.D 3
15 MEA 495 Junior Seminar 14

Summer Session

Fall Semester Credit
MEA 459 Coastal Processes2 5

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GEP Humanities Reqt.C 3 Advised Elective2,9 4
GEP Addtl. Breadth Reqt.F 3 Geophysics Option2,10 3
MEA 411 Marine Sed Transport2 3 GEP Humanities Reqt.C 3
MEA 570 Geological Oceanography2 3 GEP Social Sciences Reqt.D 3
MEA Restricted Elective2,8 3
15 13

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 120
Major/Program Footnotes

  1. Grade of C- or higher is required in CH 101, 201; ENG 101; MA 141, 241; PY 205.
  2. No more than one D will be accepted in MEA core courses and concentration courses.
  3. No more than one D will be accepted in other basic math or science courses.
  4. COS 100 is for new freshmen only. Transfer students will need to select a course from the GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.
  5. Advanced Writing Elective must be selected from ENG 331, ENG 332, and ENG 333. This satisfies the Communication in the Major Co-Requisite.
  6. GIS 280, CSC 111, CSC 112, CSC 113, CSC 116 or PY 251
  7. Any statistics course at the 300 level.
  8. MEA Restricted Elective to be selected from MEA/BIO 449, MEA 467, or MEA 473.
  9. Any MEA course at the 300 level or higher. Select in consultation with your advisor.
  10. MEA 470 or MEA 471.

 

* 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 141, 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: COS 100, 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: MEA 100
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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