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Option Geology Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Earth Sciences - College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences



The Geology option is suitable for students interested in careers in applied geology, environmental sciences, science education, and in research. The Geology option includes the topics covered by the test for the state Geologist Practice Examination conducted by the Board of Geologist Examiners (http://www.oregon.gov/osbge/Pages/index.aspx).



Requirements

CH 232. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
   or CH 122. *General Chemistry (5)
PH 212. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
   or PH 202. *General Physics (5)

In addition, complete a third term of either chemistry or physics:
CH 233. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1)
   or CH 123. *General Chemistry (5)
OR
PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4)
   or PH 203. *General Physics (5)

GEO 203. *Evolution of Planet Earth (4)
GEO 295. Introduction to Field Geology (3)
GEO 310. Earth Materials I: Mineralogy (4)
GEO 315. Earth Materials II: Petrology (4)
GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)
GEO 340. Structural Geology (4)
GEO 370. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (4)
GEO 415. Earth Materials III: Igneous Petrography (4)
GEO 430. Geochemistry (4)
GEO 463. ^Geophysics and Tectonics (4)
GEO 487. Hydrogeology (4)
GEO 495. Advanced Field Geology (6)
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)

Elective Specializations

Choose 9–12 credits from any courses below:

GEO 403. Thesis (3) may count toward the 9–12 credits.

Solid Earth

GEO 412. Igneous Petrology (4)
GEO 440. Economic Geology (4)
GEO 497. Field Mapping of Ore Deposits (3)

Earth Surface

BI 427. Paleobiology (3)
GEO 432. Applied Geomorphology (3)
GEO 481. Glacial Geology (4)
GEO 484. Introduction to Biogeochemistry (3)
GEO 486. Quaternary Paleoclimatology (3)
GEO 488. Quaternary Stratigraphy of North America (3)
GEOG 423. Snow Hydrology (3)
SOIL 466. Soil Morphology and Classification (4)
SOIL 468. Soil Landscape Analysis (4)

Natural Hazards

GEO 427. ^Volcanology (4)
GEO 433. Coastal Geomorphology (3)
GEO 461. Geology of Earthquakes (3)

GIScience

GEOG 480. Remote Sensing I: Principles and Applications (4)
GEOG 472. Geovisualization: Geovisual Analytics (3)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
GEOG 481. Remote Sensing II: Digital Image Processing (4)
 

Option Total=76–81


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 262




 
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