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Grand Valley State University    
2011-2012 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Aug 20, 2018
2011-2012 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science

For additional information about opportunities your college offers, please refer to The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in this catalog.

Requirements for a Major in Earth Science

Michigan teacher certification requires completion of the College of Education professional program and a minor area of study. The geology department strongly recommends students in this major get a biology minor. Students seeking a middle school teaching endorsement should pursue a biology minor and with an additional 9 credits coursework will be able to pursue an endorsement in science (highly qualified). For further information see your advisor. A minimum of 2.7 GPA in the major is required for recommendation for teacher certification.

Completion of a major in earth science requires the following:

1. General University Degree Requirements

As identified in the General Academic Regulations section of the Grand Valley State University Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog.

2. Geology Courses

21 semester credit hours of Geology courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

3. Cognate Science Courses

25 semester credit hours of Science cognate courses with a minimum GPA of C (2.0).

4. General Education B.S. Degree Cognate Courses

11 semester credit hours of general education B.S. degree cognate courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0.