Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
|General Requirements (Core A – E)||42|
|Area A2 -- Must take MATH 1112, MATH 1113 or MATH 1441|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major||18|
|Principles of Chemistry I|
| Principles of Chemistry I|
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
|Principles of Chemistry II|
| Principles of Chemistry II|
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
|Introduction to the Earth ( (if not taken in Area D1))|
|General Historical Geology ((if not taken in Area D2))|
|Select from the following:|
|Concepts of Biology|
and Concepts of Biology Laboratory (or BIOL 1110L)
|Introductory Physics I|
|Introductory Physics II|
|Petrology and Petrography|
|Stratigraphy and Sedimentation|
Geology Electives (Must include 9 credit hours of GEOL 3000-level or above)
Must include at least 5 credit hours of upper-division (3000-level and above) coursework
|Foreign Language (2002 Level)||0-9|
Completion through 2002-level Foreign Language 1
|Minor: Must be approved by advisor||15|
Select 15 credit hours of Minor coursework
|Total Credit Hours||124|
May be satisfied by a secondary school background showing four (4) years or more of preparation in a single language
- Geology majors must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA across all Geology coursework (any course with GEOL prefix).
Honors in Geology
Students majoring in Geology (BS or BA) may pursue an Honors in Geology program. Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.2 after 45 credit hours of coursework and approval of Geology and Geography faculty to commence the Honors program.
To graduate with Honors in Geology, a student must:
- Be admitted to the Honor College;
- Complete Senior Thesis Research II (GEOL 4831) with a grade of B or higher;
- Complete Introduction to Research (GEOL 4120) (with a grade of B or higher), Senior Thesis Research I (GEOL 4830), and Senior Thesis Research II (GEOL 4831) for a total of 8 credit hours;
- Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
- Be in good standing in the Honor College at the time of graduation.
Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement catalog page.