BS in Geology

Units required for Major: 64

Program Description

The BS degree program is designed to be the best possible preparation for advanced work in geology in graduate school or for professional employment as a geologist. The Geology program offers a strong background in the major areas of geology including: mineralogy, petrology, paleontology, stratigraphy, structural geology, field mapping, hydrogeology, and report writing.

Notes: Additional units may be required to meet the Sacramento State foreign language requirement. Attendance at 16 colloquia, verified by faculty signature, is required.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Courses (25 Units)
CHEM 1AGeneral Chemistry I5
GEOL 5Geology Of Mexico4
or GEOL 10
10L
Physical Geology
Physical Geology Lab
GEOL 12Historical Geology3
GEOL 12LHistorical Geology Lab1
MATH 30Calculus I4
PHYS 5AGeneral Physics: Mechanics, Heat, Sound4
or PHYS 11A General Physics: Mechanics
PHYS 5BGeneral Physics: Light, Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics4
or PHYS 11B General Physics: Heat, Light, Sound, Modern Physics
Required Upper Division Courses (39 Units)
GEOL 100Mineralogy4
GEOL 102Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology4
GEOL 103Sedimentology/Stratigraphy4
GEOL 110AStructural Geology and Tectonics4
GEOL 110BStructural Geology Field1
GEOL 111AField Geology2
GEOL 111BField Techniques2
GEOL 188Advanced Geologic Mapping6
Select at least 12 units from the following:12
Paleontology
Geophysics For Geologists
Volcanology
Surficial Processes
Geochemistry
Metallic Ore Deposits
Hydrogeology
Computer Mapping in Geology
Petroleum Geology
Geology and Tectonic Development of California Seminar
Engineering Geology
Senior Research Preparation
Senior Research Project
Total Units64