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 Program and Requirements
  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(3), 334(3), 340(4), 358(3), 412(4), 413(6) or equivalent Field Geology course, 570(3)
    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 8 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) or 287(3); MTH 280(5) or 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

Geology (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  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(3), 334(3), 340(4), 358(3), 570(3)
    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 6 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

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 graduate program in Geospatial Sciences in Geography, Geology and Planning

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Geospatial Sciences in Geography, Geology and Planning program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.

Accelerated graduate program in Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Master of Natural and Applied Science program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.