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 (65-71)
    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. Complete 6 hours from GLG 412 or GLG 413 or equivalent pre-approved Field Geology course transferred from another university.
    3. Select a minimum of 10 additional hours of GLG courses numbered 318 or higher, with at least 6 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. Complete 7 to 10 hours of courses 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).

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Geology (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. 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. Complete 4 hours from GLG 412 or GLG 413 or equivalent pre-approved Field Geology course transferred from another university.
    3. Complete 3 hours from GLG courses numbered 318 or higher.
    4. Complete additional 3 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).

  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 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.