General Geology option of the Geological Sciences concentration, New concentration effective Spring 2000
May be elected as a departmental concentration program
This program is designed to provide a broad background in the fundamentals of Earth Science for students who intend to have careers in business, law, medicine, government or other areas.
Prerequisites to Concentration.
- Preparation in two basic sciences, chosen from two of the following
- an introductory course in Mathematics, typically Math. 105;
- an introductory course in Chemistry, typically Chem. 130;
- GS 130/Chem. 108/Physics 109.
- An Introductory Course in Geology: GS
The prerequisites should be completed as soon as possible.
Concentration Program. The concentration requires a minimum of 30 credits, including:
- Earth Science Core courses: Two courses chosen from among GS
- Geological Science electives: 13 additional credits in Geological Science at the 200-level and above, of which at least 6 are in 300-level or higher courses.
- Cognates: 8 credits of science
cognate courses, chosen in consultation with and approved by the concentration advisor;
- Turner Lecture Seminar: Enrollment in a one-term, senior level one-credit course, linked to attendance and discussion on weekly Turner Lecture topics, and a short paper prepared on a topic of interest.
Students interested in combining a background in geological sciences with preparation for professional school (e.g., business administration, law school, medical school) should consult an appropriate source for information about requirements for admission to those schools.
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