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  Aug 19, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Geology


Requirements for a Major in Geology


Completion of a B.S. in geology requires the following:

1. General Education Requirements


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

2. Geology Courses


37-42 semester hours of geology courses with a minimum overall GPA of C (2.0):

An approved summer field camp in geology (taught by another college or university) Credits: 5-8

GEO electives - Two courses at the 300 or 400-level (geology Issues courses cannot count toward the geology major) Credits: 6-8

3. B.S. Degree Cognate Courses


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

4. Cognate Science Courses


32-35 semester hours of cognate science courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics, statistics, and computer science as outlined as follows:

c. A Basic Mathematics Course:


Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Geology


First Year


Winter Semester Credits: 15


Second Year


Fall Semester Credits: 17


Winter Semester Credits: 16


Third Year


Fall Semester Credits: 16


Winter Semester Credits: 12


Summer Field Course Credits: 5-8


Fourth Year


Fall Semester Credits: 10-12


Winter Semester Credits: 16


Geology Program Description


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