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General Education and Graduation Requirements

The study of Earth incorporates many ways of knowing. Accordingly the Geology major satisfies many general education and graduation requirements: Quantitative Reasoning, Diversity-International, Writing Intensive and Research.

The Major

All of the following courses:

  • GEOL 201 Earth and the Environment
  • GEOL 314 Interpreting Earth History
  • GEOL 315 Earth Materials
  • GEOL 316 Geochemistry
  • GEOL 488 Senior Capstone Experience

Four courses from the following three groups,
at least one course from each group:

GROUP A

  • GEOL 410 Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • GEOL 411 Tectonics and Geophysics
  • GEOL 412 Petrology

GROUP B

  • GEOL 420 Earth Surface Processes
  • GEOL 421 Depositional Environments

GROUP C

  • GEOL 430 Water
  • GEOL 431 Soils and Sustainable Agriculture
  • GEOL 432 Climate Systems

Two of the following supporting science courses from two different departments:

  • BIOL 111 Ecological Biology
  • CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry
  • CS 128 Programming and Problem Solving
  • MATH 120 Elementary Statistics
  • MATH 180 Calculus A
  • PHYS 120 General Physics I
  • PHYS 125 Analytical Physics I

One of the following department-approved experiences

  • GEOL 475 Senior Comprehensive Examination
  • GEOL 481 Internships, Field Studies and Other Field Experiences
  • GEOL 486 Independent Student Research

The Minor

Required introductory course:

  • GEOL 201 Earth and the Environment

Two of the following core courses:

  • GEOL 314 Interpreting Earth History
  • GEOL 315 Earth Materials
  • GEOL 316 Geochemistry

Two of the following upper-level courses:

  • GEOL 410 Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • GEOL 411 Tectonics and Geophysics
  • GEOL 412 Petrology
  • GEOL 420 Earth Surface Processes
  • GEOL 421 Depositional Environments
  • GEOL 430 Water
  • GEOL 431 Soils and Sustainable Agriculture
  • GEOL 432 Climate Systems

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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