Geoscience: Requirements for the Major

Disciplinary Major

Supporting Courses, (29 credits):

Required:

CHEM 211: Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)

CHEM 212: Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)

CHEM 213: Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit)

CHEM 214: Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit)

GEOSCI 202: Physical Geology (4 credits)

GEOSCI 203: Geologic Evolution of the Earth (3 credits)

GEOSCI 204: Geologic Evolution of the Earth Laboratory (1 credit)

Two (2) of These:

COMP SCI 256: Software Design I (4 credits)

MATH 202: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)

MATH 203: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)

MATH 209: Multivariate Calculus (4 credits)

MATH 260: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)

One (1) of These:

COMM 133: Fundamentals of Public Address (3 credits)

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits)

INFO SCI 390: Technical Writing (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (25 credits):

Three to 6 credits of upper-level requirements may be fulfilled through completion of a summer geoscience or geology field camp sponsored by an accredited university. Students should obtain pre-approval for course substitution from the chair of Geoscience prior to enrolling in a particular field course.

Required:

ENV SCI 320: The Soil Environment (4 credits)

ENV SCI 330: Hydrology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 342: Environmental Geology (3 credits)

GEOSCI 432: Hydrogeology (3 credits)

Choose Twelve (12) Credits:

Note: GEOSCI 492 can be repeated for credit when offered with different topics.

ENV SCI 421: Soils and Geology of Wisconsin Field Trip, 1-3 credits (Offerings of trip to different areas may be repeated for credit)

ENV SCI 425: Global Climate Change (3 credits)

ENV SCI 454: Remote Sensing and GIS (4 credits)

GEOSCI 340: Rock and Mineral Resources (3 credits)

GEOSCI 402: Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (3 credits)

GEOSCI 470: Quaternary Geology (3 credits)

GEOSCI 492: Special Topics in Earth Science (1-4 credits)

Requirements for the Geoscience Major for Students Seeking Teaching Certification

Supporting Courses, (30-35 credits):

Chemistry Requirement, (5 credits):

Candidates for teacher certification are strongly urged to take CHEM 211 and also CHEM 212 Principles of Chemistry II, 5 credits.

CHEM 108: General Chemistry (4 credits)

CHEM 109: General Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)

OR

CHEM 211: Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits)

CHEM 213: Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit)

Required:

ENV SCI 141: Astronomy (3 credits)

GEOSCI 202: Physical Geology (4 credits)

GEOSCI 203: Geologic Evolution of the Earth (3 credits)

GEOSCI 204: Geologic Evolution of the Earth Laboratory (1 credit)

GEOSCI 222: Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate (3 credits)

Two (2) of These:

MATH 104: Elementary Functions: Algebra and Trigonometry (4 credits)

MATH 202: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)

MATH 260: Introductory Statistics (4 credits)

One (1) of These:

COMM 133: Fundamentals of Public Address (3 credits)

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits)

INFO SCI 390: Technical Writing (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (25 credits):

Choose 15 additional credits from the upper-level course list for the Geoscience major.

Required:

ENV SCI 320: The Soil Environment (4 credits)

ENV SCI 330: Hydrology (3 credits)

ENV SCI 342: Environmental Geology (3 credits)