Sep 30, 2022  
2020-21 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-21 Undergraduate Bulletin Archived

Geology, Geosciences, B.S.

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1. University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

Three hours from:

C. Life and Physical Sciences

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences

I. Component Area Option


A minimum grade of C is required in all geology courses numbered 200 or higher to receive the B.S. in geology. Students must complete CHEM 1311  and CHEM 1312  ; PHYS 1301  and PHYS 1302   or BIOL 2361  and BIOL 1313 ; and MATH 1342  and MATH 2313  with all co-requisite courses before then can register for GEOL 3338 , GEOL 3664 , GEOL 4308 , GEOL 4320  and GEOL 4343 .

4. Geosciences Concentration

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each freshman English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP).  Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program.  See TSI information  elsewhere in this bulletin.

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