Geology

Major(s)

Geology (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Major requirements (65-71 hours):

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

  1. GLG 110(4) or both GLG 171(3) and GLG 172(1); GLG 314(3), 332(3), 333(3), 334(3), 340(4), 358(3), 570(3).
  2. Six hours from GLG 412 or GLG 413 or equivalent pre-approved field geology course transferred from another university.
  3. 10 additional hours of GLG courses numbered 318 or higher, with at least six of these hours from GLG courses numbered 400 or higher.
  4. GEO 363(4).
  5. CHM 160(4), 161(1); PHY 123(4) or 203(5); MTH 261(5) or 287(3).
  6. Seven to 10 hours from two of the following groups:
    1. CHM 170(3) and 171(1)
    2. PHY 124(4) or 204(5)
    3. MTH 280(5) or 288(3)
  7. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of GLG 358(3).

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Geology (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Major requirements (45-47 hours):

  1. GLG 110(4) or both GLG 171(3) and GLG 172(1); GLG 314(3), 332(3), 333(3), 334(3), 340(4), 358(3).
  2. Four hours from GLG 412 or GLG 413 or equivalent pre-approved field geology course transferred from another university.
  3. Three hours from GLG courses numbered 318 or higher.
  4. Three additional hours from GLG courses numbered 400 or higher.
  5. CHM 160(4), 161(1).
  6. MTH 138(5) or 287(3).
  7. GEO 363(4).
  8. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of GLG 358(3).
  9. Minor required (or second major). Geology majors wishing to emphasize paleontology should minor in biology.

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. 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).
  2. Four hours of GLG 360(1-3) or 412(4).
  3. 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).
  2. Four hours of GLG 360(1-3) or 412(4).
  3. Six additional hours of GLG courses numbered 318 or higher.

Accelerated graduate program in Geography and Geology

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Geography and Geology 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 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.

Accelerated graduate program in Professional Studies

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Master of Professional Studies 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 certificate in Science Content

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Science Content certificate 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 certificate (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.