Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Geosciences, B.S.

Location(s): Statesboro

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core A - E): 42 Credit Hours

Additional Requirements: 4 Credit Hours

Select Option 1 or Option 2 below:

Option 1

Students pursuing Option 1 must have a minimum grade of B in GEOL 4120  and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher upon completion of GEOL 4120 , or permission of the Department Chair. 

Option 2

6 credit hours of 3000-level or above Geology electives (May include no more than 2 credit hours of GEOL 3790 - Teaching Internship in Geology . GEOL 5230 - Earth Science  and GEOL 5231 - General Oceanography  may not be used to fulfill upper-level course requirements in the major.)

Foreign Language (2001 Level): 3 Credit Hours

  • Completion through 2001-level Foreign Language 3

General Electives: 7-22 Credit Hours

  • Select 7-22 credit hours of Electives (must include at least 7 credit hours of 3000-level and above coursework)

Total Credit Hours: 124

1 While GEOL 1122 General Historical Geology  is 4 credit hours, only 3 credit hours will count toward fulfilling Area F. The remaining credit hour will be applied toward Major Specific Requirements.

2 Guided elective must be a 6 credit hour Geology field course permission of advisor required.

May be satisfied by a secondary school background showing three (3) years or more of preparation in a single language.

Program Requirements

  • Geology majors must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA across all Geology coursework (any course with GEOL prefix).


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