BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOLOGY

Option in Geological Sciences

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

 

Departmental Requirements (36 credits)

GEOL 111G, Survey of Geology or HON 219G, Earth, Time and Life (4 cr.)

GEOL 305V, Fossils and the Evolution of Life (3 cr.)

GEOL 310, Mineralogy (3 cr.)

GEOL 312, Optical Mineralogy (3 cr.)

GEOL 360, General Geochemistry (3 cr.)

GEOL 399, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (3 cr.)

GEOL 420, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (3 cr.)

GEOL 449, The Geologic Profession (1 cr.)

GEOL 470, Structural Geology (3 cr.)

GEOL 490, Field Geology (3 cr.)

GEOL 491, Tectonic Evolution of North America (3 cr.)

GEOL 495, Geology Field Camp (4 cr.)

 

Geology Electives (choose 12 credits/4 classes from this list)

CE 357, Soil Mechanics

GEOL 216, Geology of the Colorado Plateau

GEOL 295, Environmental Geology

GEOL 335V, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Hurricanes, and Floods

GEOL 353, Geomorphology

GEOL 424, Soil Chemistry, or GEOL 479, Environmental Soil Chemistry

GEOL 452, Geohydrology

GEOL 454, Advanced Stratigraphic Concepts

GEOL 465, Isotope Geology

GEOL 474, Ground Water Geology

GEOL 475, Geology of Mineral Resources

GEOL 476, Marine Paleoecology

GEOL 478, Petroleum Geology

GEOL 480, Seminar (with subtitle)

GPHY 330, Introduction to Geophysics

GPHY 451, Principles of Geophysics I

GPHY 452, Principles of Geophysics II

SOIL 252, Soils

 

Non-departmental Requirements (35 credits)

CHEM 111 or CHEM 115 (preferred) General Chemistry I or Principles of Chemistry I (4 cr.)

CHEM 112 or CHEM 116 (preferred) General Chemistry II or Principles of Chemistry II(4 cr.)

MATH 191G, MATH 191GL, MATH 192G , MATH 192GL  Calculus and Analytical Geometry I, II  with labs(8 cr.)

PHYS 211 & 211L OR PHYS 215 & 215L General Physics I or Engineering Physics I with lab (4 cr.)

PHYS 212 & 212L OR PHYS 216 & 216L General Physics II or Engineering Physics II  with lab(4 cr.)

1 of the following courses : CS 167, CS 187, CE 151, GEN 151, A EN 151, EE 161, GEOG 381, STAT 271, STAT 371 (3 cr.)

Two semesters of a foreign language (111, 112), or high school equivalent (8 high school credits, generally 2 years) (8 cr.)

 

General Education/Common Core Requirements (as required for all University degrees)

 

Other electives to bring total to 128 credits, of which 48 must be 300 or 400-level.


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOLOGY

Option in Earth and Environmental Systems

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

 

Departmental Requirements (29 credits)

GEOL 111G, Survey of Geology or HON 219G, Earth, Time and Life (4 cr.)

GEOL 305V, Fossils and the Evolution of Life (3 cr.)

GEOL 310, Mineralogy (3 cr.)

GEOL 335V, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Hurricanes, and Floods (3 cr.)

GEOL 360, General Geochemistry (3 cr.)

GEOL 399, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (3 cr.)

GEOL 420, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (3 cr.)

GEOL 449, The Geologic Profession (1 cr.)

GEOL 470, Structural Geology (3 cr.)

GEOL 491, Tectonic Evolution of North America (3 cr.)

 

Geology Electives (choose 9 credits/3 classes from this list)

CE 357, Soil Mechanics

GEOL 216, Geology of the Colorado Plateau

GEOL 295, Environmental Geology

GEOL 312, Optical Mineralogy

GEOL 353, Geomorphology

GEOL 424, Soil Chemistry, or GEOL 479, Environmental Soil Chemistry

GEOL 452, Geohydrology

GEOL 454, Advanced Stratigraphic Concepts

GEOL 465, Isotope Geology

GEOL 474, Ground Water Geology

GEOL 475, Geology of Mineral Resources

GEOL 476, Marine Paleoecology

GEOL 478, Petroleum Geology

GEOL 480, Seminar (with subtitle)

GEOL 490, Field Geology

GEOL 495, Geology Field Camp (4 cr.)

GPHY 330, Introduction to Geophysics

GPHY 451, Principles of Geophysics I

GPHY 452, Principles of Geophysics II

SOIL 252, Soils

 

Non-departmental Requirements (41 credits)

BIOL 111G Natural History of Life (4 cr.)

CHEM 111G   General Chemistry I (4 cr.)

Two of these courses:  GOVT 324 Environmental Policy (3 cr.), GOVT 340 American State and Local Government (3 cr.), GOVT 343 Congress and the Legislative Process (3 cr.)

ECON 252G  Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr.)

One of these courses: AG E 337G Natural Resource Economics (3 cr.), AG E Water Resources Economics (3 cr.)

GEOG 120G  Culture and Environment (3 cr.)

GEOL 381  Cartography and GIS (3 cr.)

E ST 311  Statistical Applications (3 cr.)

PHYS 211 & 211L OR PHYS 215 & 215L General Physics I with Lab (4 cr.)

Two semesters of a foreign language (111, 112), or high school equivalent (8 high school credits, generally 2 years) (8 cr.)

 

General Education/Common Core Requirements (as required for all University degrees)

 

Other electives to bring total to 128 credits, of which 48 must be 300 or 400-level.

 


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOLOGY

Option in Earth Science Education

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

 

Departmental Requirements (29 credits)

GEOL 111G, Survey of Geology or HON 219G, Earth, Time and Life (4 cr.)

GEOL 305V, Fossils and the Evolution of Life (3 cr.)

GEOL 310, Mineralogy (3 cr.)

GEOL 335V, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Hurricanes, and Floods (3 cr.)

GEOL 360, General Geochemistry (3 cr.)

GEOL 399, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (3 cr.)

GEOL 420, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (3 cr.)

GEOL 449, The Geologic Profession (1 cr.)

GEOL 470, Structural Geology (3 cr.)

GEOL 491, Tectonic Evolution of North America (3 cr.)

 

 

Non-departmental Requirements (51 credits)

ASTR 105G (The Planets) or ASTR 110G (Introduction to Astronomy) (3 cr.)

BIOL 111G & 111GL, Natural History of Life (4 cr.)

BIOL 313 (Structure and Function of Plants) or BIOL 322(Zoology) (3 cr.)

CHEM 111 or CHEM 115 (preferred) General Chemistry I or Principles of Chemistry I (4 cr.)

CHEM 112 or CHEM 116 (preferred) General Chemistry II or Principles of Chemistry II (4 cr.)

PHYS 211 & 211L OR PHYS 215 & 215L General Physics I or Engineering Physics I with lab (4 cr.)

PHYS 212 & 212L OR PHYS 216 & 216L General Physics II or Engineering Physics II  with lab(4 cr.)

CEP 110G Human Growth and Behavior (3 cr.)

CEP 201 Educational Psychology (3 cr.)

EDLT 368 Educational Technology (3 cr.)

EDUC 315 Multicultural Education (3 cr.)

EDUC 381 Field Experience (2 cr.)

SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society (3 cr.)

Two semesters of a foreign language (111, 112), or high school equivalent (8 high school credits, generally 2 years) (8 cr.)

 

General Education/Common Core Requirements (as required for all University degrees)

 

Other electives to bring total to 128 credits, of which 48 must be 300 or 400-level.

 

After graduation with the BS in Geology, students will apply to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) and take these classes (one year) as a graduate student in the College of Education.   Upon successful completion of these courses, the student will earn the Secondary Licensure to teach science in middle school and high school in New Mexico.

 

Fall Semester (12 cr.):

            EDUC 505, Classroom Management (3 cr.)

            EDUC 563, Teaching Science at the Middle and High School Level (3 cr.)

            RDG 514, Content Area Literacy (3 cr.)

            SPED 480, Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society (3 cr.)

Spring Semester (9 cr.):

            EDUC 509, Teaching Methods Lab (3 cr.)

            EDUC 510, Internship/Student Teaching (6 cr.)