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Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Geology

Major(s)

Geology (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

This degree program is designed for those who wish to seek admission to graduate school in geology or related fields.

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (79-87 hours) 
    1. GLG 110(4) or both GLG 171(3) and GLG 172(1); GLG 314(4), 332(4), 333(4), 340(4), 358(3), 412(4), 413(6) or equivalent Field Geology course, 570(4)
    2. GLG 415(4) or 580(3) or GRY 348(3)
    3. GLG 572(3) or 573(3) or 590(3)
    4. Select a minimum of 9 additional hours of GLG courses numbered 318 or higher, but not to include more than 4 hours of GLG 360
    5. Related Requirements (27-33 hours): GRY 363(4); CHM 160(4), 161(1), 170(3), 171(1); MTH 261(5) and 280(5), or MTH 287(3) and 288(3); PHY 123(4) and 124(4), or PHY 203(5) and 204(5)
    6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of GLG 358(3).

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Geology (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (49-54 hours)
    1. GLG 110(4) or both GLG 171(3) and GLG 172(1); GLG 314(4), 332(4), 333(4), 340(4), 358(3), 570(4)
    2. GLG 412(4) or 413(6) or equivalent Field Geology course
    3. CHM 160(4)
    4. MTH 138(5) or 181(3)
    5. GRY 363(4)
    6. Complete 7 hours selected from:
      1. CHM 161(1), 170(3), 171(1)
      2. GLG courses numbered 318 or higher, but not to include more than 4 hours of GLG 360
      3. GRY 348(3)
    7. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of GLG 358(3).

  3. Minor Required (or second major). Geology majors wishing to emphasize paleontology should minor in biology.
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Geology

Bachelor of Arts
  1. GLG 110(4) or both GLG 171(3) and 172(1); GLG 314(4); four hours of GLG 360(1-3) or 412(4)
  2. Three additional hours of GLG courses numbered 318 or higher.

Geology

Bachelor of Science
  1. GLG 110(4) or both GLG 171(3) and 172(1); GLG 314(4); four hours of GLG 360(1-3) or 412(4)
  2. Six additional hours of GLG courses numbered 318 or higher.

Accelerated master's degree in geospatial sciences in geography and geology

Eligible Missouri State University undergraduate majors in Geography, Geospatial Sciences, Geology, and Planning may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Geospatial Sciences program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option allows students with advanced course work in Geography, Geospatial Sciences, Geology, or Planning to complete a master's degree in three full semesters and one summer semester. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form.  This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester. 

Accelerated Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students in a major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Natural and Applied Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option offers an opportunity for CNAS majors whose goals, academic capabilities, and career planning include graduate work, to complete the requirements for the master’s degree in less time than would otherwise be possible. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.