ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 23, 2018  
ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology, B.S.


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Total number of hours for program: 120.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42


Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

Major Requirements


The major requires 64 hours, including 30 hours in core courses and 34 hours in a concentration.

Core Courses


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

Concentrations


And


Plus: Upper Level Electives


Upper-level electives in sciences or mathematics chosen from courses below or one approved by advisor, 11 to 12 hours:

Solid Earth Concentration Hours:34


And


Upper Level Electives


Upper-level electives in sciences or mathematics courses approved by advisor, 11 to 14 hours.

Interdisciplinary Concentration Hours:34


Upper Level Electives


Upper-level electives in sciences or mathematics courses approved by advisor, 19 hours. At least 9 hours must form an approved set of coherent courses outside of geology.

General Electives


General electives, (14-23 hours) depending on hours taken in major that meet liberal studies requirements.

Additional Requirements


At least 30 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 geology program’s website at http://geology.wcu.edu.

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