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

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 101 Chem Molecular SciB,1 3 CH 201 Chem Quant SciB,1 3
CH 102 General Chem LabB,3 1 CH 202 General Quant Lab3 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH,1,4 4 MA 241 Calculus IIA,1 4
MA 141 Calculus IA,1 4 MEA 100 Earth System Science2,5 4
MEA 101 Geology I: Physical2 3 MEA 202 Geology II: Historical2 3
MEA 110 Geology I Lab2 1 MEA 211 Geology II: Lab2 1
COS 100 Perspectives on Learning6 1
17 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
MA 242 Calculus III3 4 Computer Sci Option3,7 3
MEA 200 Intro to Oceanography2 3 MEA 250 Intro Coastal Env2 3
MEA 210 Oceanography Lab2 1 MEA 251 Intro Coastal Env Lab2 1
MEA 410 Intro Mineralogy & Petrology2 4 MEA 450 Sed Petrol & Strat2 4
GEP Addtl. Breadth Reqt.F 3 PY 205 Physics Engineers & Scientists I1 3
PY 206 Physics Engineers & Scientists I Lab 1
15 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
MEA 460 Physical Oceanography2 3 Advanced Writing Elective12 3
MEA 451 Structural Geology2 4 GEP Interdisc. Persp. Reqt.G 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
PY 208 Physics Engineers & Scientists II3 4 MEA 462 Obser Methods & Data Analysis2 3
PY 209 Physics Engineers & Scientists II Lab 1 Statistical Science Option3,10 3
GEP Social Sciences Reqt.D 3
15 13

Summer Session

Fall Semester Credit
MEA 459 Coastal Processes2 5

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GEP Humanities Reqt.C 3 Advised Elective2,11 3
MEA 411 Marine Sed Transport2 3 Geophysics Option2,8 3
MEA 570 Geological Oceanography2 3 GEP Humanities Reqt.C 3
MEA 495 Senior Seminar 1 GEP Social Sciences Reqt.D 3
MEA Restricted Elective2,9 3 GEP Interdisc. Persp. Reqt.G 2-3
13 14-15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 123
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. Substitute GEP Additional Breadth Requirement in fall if ENG 101 must be taken in the spring due to course availability.
5. Majors should register for the honors lab section.
6. E 115 may substitute for COS 100.
7. CSC 112 or CSC 114.
8. MEA 470 or MEA 471.
9. MEA Restricted Elective to be selected from MEA/BIO 449, MEA 467, or MEA 473.
10. One of the following: ST 301, ST 361, or ST 371.
11. Any MEA course at the 300 level or higher. Select in consultation with your advisor.
12. Advanced Writing Elective must be selected from ENG 331, ENG 332, and ENG 333. This satisfies the Communication in the Major Co-Requisite.
 * 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: none
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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