Nov 22, 2019  
2019-20 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-20 Undergraduate Bulletin

Geology, Environmental Science, B.S.

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

General Geology Option Requires:

The geology core plus GOL 435  and GOL 443 , plus three geology courses from these choices:

Environmental Geology Option Requires:

The geology core plus GOL 420  and GOL 449 , plus three geology courses from these choices:


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 CHE 133  and CHE 134 ; PHY 131  and PHY 132  or BIO 131  and 133 ; and MTH 220  and MTH 233  with all co-requisite courses before they can register for GOL 338 , GOL 364 , GOL 408 , GOL 420  and GOL 443 .

Students at SFA plan their minor program in consultation with a geology advisor. Suggested minors are chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, business, computer science, geographic information systems and geography.

Second Major Programs

The courses in geology required by the major in environmental sciences with environmental geology option (Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture ) or the major in geography with geology minor make it possible for the interested student to complete a second major in geology during the normal four-year period for the bachelor’s degree. Contact the Department of Geology  for advising.


Freshman Year (28-29 hours)

Sophomore Year (33 hours)

Junior Year (31 hours)


15 hours

16 hours

Summer Field Geology (6 hours)

Senior Year (21 hours)


  • Major, Minor Credit(s): 12
12 hours


  • Major, Minor Credit(s): 9
9 hours


*Environmental option only