Academic Programs Catalog

Lyman Briggs College

Undergraduate Program

Earth Science Major

                 
3. Earth Science
a. A minimum of 27 credits from the courses listed below including:
(1) At least 14 credits in courses at the 300–400 level.
(2) At least 8 credits in earth science courses outside the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
(3) At least one course in each of the following 5 earth science areas (15 to 22 credits).
(a) Astronomy and Astrophysics
AST 207 The Science of Astronomy 3
(b) Geology of the Solid Earth
GLG 201 The Dynamic Earth 4
GLG 321 Mineralogy and Geochemistry 4
GLG 351 Structural Geology and Tectonics 4
GLG 361 Petrology (W) 4
GLG 401 Plate Tectonics (W) 4
GLG 481 Reservoirs and Aquifers 3
GLG 491 Field Geology – Summer Camp (W) 6
(c) Paleobiology
GLG 431 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (W) 4
GLG 433 Vertebrate Paleontology 4
GLG 434 Evolutionary Paleobiology 4
PLB 335 Plants Through Time 3
(d) Environmental Geosciences and Meteorology
GEO 203 Introduction to Meteorology 3
GEO 401 Geography of Plants of North America 3
GEO 402 Agricultural Climatology 3
GEO 405 Weather Analysis and Forecasting 4
GLG 421 Environmental Geochemistry 4
(e) Geomorphology
CSS 470 Soil Resources 3
GEO 407 Regional Geomorphology of the United States 3
GEO 408 Soil Geomorphology Field Study 4
Geography 206 and 206L, combined, may be substituted for one of the courses listed above.