Curriculum Guide

The following is only an example of a four-year Geoscience degree program and is subject to change without notice. Students should consult a Geoscience program advisor to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available about a particular four-year degree option.

Geoscience Curriculum Guide (PDF)
View the Geoscience Curriculum Guide on the UW-Green Bay Catalog.

An example: Four year plan for Geoscience Major
120 credits necessary to graduate. Participation in field courses, the Geology Club, internships, and/or independent studies are highly recommended.
Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
GEOSCI 202 Physical Geology 4
ENG COMP 100 English Composition I: College Writing 3
MATH 104
or MATH 202
Precalculus
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
4
First Year Seminar 3
General Ed 3
 Credits17
Spring
GEOSCI 203 Earth System History 3
GEOSCI 204 Earth System History Laboratory 1
MATH 202
or MATH 260
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
or Introductory Statistics
4
ENG COMP 105
or COMM 133
English Composition II: Composition and Rhetoric
or Fundamentals of Public Address
3
ENV SCI 421 Geoscience Field Trip 1
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
CHEM 211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 213 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
ENV SCI 330 Hydrology 3
MATH 202
or MATH 260
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
or Introductory Statistics
4
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
CHEM 212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 214 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
ENV SCI 421 Geoscience Field Trip 1
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
GEOSCI 340 Introduction to Mineralogy & Petrology 4
ENV SCI 320 The Soil Environment 4
PHYSICS 201 Principles of Physics I 5
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Spring
GEOSCI/ENV SCI Upper Level Elective 3
GEOSCI/ENV SCI Upper Level Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
ENV SCI 421 Geoscience Field Trip 1
 Credits16
Senior
Fall
GEOSCI/ENV SCI Upper Level Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
GEOSCI 432 Hydrogeology 3
GEOSCI/ENV SCI Upper Level Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits121

*Students are encouraged to take science and math courses early in their career, so that they are better prepared for opportunities such as scientific research or internships as sophomores, juniors, & seniors.