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  Jul 23, 2017
 
ARCHIVED 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology, B.S.


Major Requirements


The major requires 64 hours, including 29 hours in core courses and 35 hours in a concentration.

Core Courses


  • Capstone course such as a research project, senior thesis, or senior research seminar Credits: (3)

Concentrations


Environmental Hydrology Concentration Hours:35


And Either


Upper Level Electives


Upper-level electives in sciences or mathematics chosen from courses below or one approved by advisor, 10 to 12 hours:

  • GEOL 420 -  Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration of Contaminated Rivers Credits: (3)
  • GEOL 450 - Wetlands Credits: (3)

Solid Earth Concentration Hours:35


And Either


Upper Level Electives


Upper-level electives in sciences or mathematics courses approved by advisor, 10 to 14 hours.

Interdisciplinary Concentration Hours:35


Upper Level Electives


Upper-level electives in sciences or mathematics courses approved by advisor, 18 hours. At least 9 hours must form an approved set of coherent courses outside of geology.

General Electives


General electives, (22 hours) are required to complete the degree.

Additional Requirements


At least 32 hours of the courses taken at WCU must be at the junior-senior level to meet one of the general university degree requirements.

Note: For students planning to pursue graduate work, it is recommended that the following courses be included in the above curriculum: At least two chemistry courses, a Geology Summer Field course and:

Additional Information


Visit the department’s website at http://www.wcu.edu/as/GeosciencesNRM/index.html to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.



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