Geology Undergraduate Program

Geology Core Knowledge and Skills: Majors must complete the following core courses: 

Course Hours
GEOL 101and 103 (or GEOL 105) Introduction to Geology 3
GEOL 311 Mineralogy and Structure of the Earth 3
GEOL 312 Mineral Structures and Equilibria Laboratory 1
GEOL 331 Sedimentology and Surface Processed 4
GEOL 351 Environmental Geology 3
GEOL 360 Field Investigation 2
GEOL 512 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology 3
GEOL 513 Petrology Laboratory 1
GEOL 541 Geomorphology 4
GEOL 560 Introductory Field Geology 3
GEOL 561 Field Geology 3
GEOL 562 Structural Geology 4
GEOL 572 (or GEOL 573) Geophysics or Geodynamics and Plate Tectonics 3

Geology or Civil Engineering Required Electives: Majors must complete 3 additional geology or civil engineering courses, at least 2 of which must be from the following: GEOL 521, GEOL 532, GEOL 535, GEOL 715, GEOL 751, CE 770 and CE 771.

More information is available in the KU Catalog (scroll down).


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