BS in Geological Sciences

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BS in Geological Sciences

Required Credits: 120

Geology Major Requirements
Supporting Math/Sci - Geol Sci (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses: 1
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
CHEM 1106Laboratory for CHEM 13061
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
CHEM 1306General Chemistry3
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
PHYS 2230Thermal and Fluid Physics2
MATH 1411Calculus I4
MATH 1312Calculus II3
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Geological Sciences Major
Required Courses:
Select one of the following:3
Intro to Physical Geology
and Lab for GEOL 1313 2
Principles of Earth Science
and Laboratory for Geology 1212
Select one of the following:4
Intro to Historical Geol
and Lab for GEOL 1314 2
Principles of Earth Science
and Laboratory for Geology 1212
Required:3
Mineralogy & Petrology
and Mineralogy & Petrology Lab
Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology
and Igneous/Metamorphic Petr. Lab
Geoscience Processes
and Geoscience Processes Lab
Structural Geology
and Structural Geology Lab
Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
and Lab for Sedim & Stratigraphy
GEOL 4375
GEOL 4376
Field Geology I
and Field Geology II
6
Six upper-division hour in geology or geophysics 36
Geological Sciences Major Reqs
Select an additional 23 hours in any subject, 10 of which must be upper-division23
Total Hours 120

The requirement to obtain the BS in Geological Sciences consists of the general College of Science requirements plus the following specific requirements:

BS in Geological Sciences w/ Concentration in 7-12 Science

A UTEP overall and content area GPA must be at least 2.75 for admission to the Educator Preparation Program. 

Required Credits: 120

Background Check Required
A complete background check is required of all students who wish to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas. Students will be required to pass a background check before certification will be conferred by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC).
Supporting Math/Sci - Geol Sci (All courses require a grade of C or better.)
Required Courses: 1
CHEM 1105Laboratory for CHEM 13051
CHEM 1106Laboratory for CHEM 13061
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
CHEM 1306General Chemistry3
PHYS 2420Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 2421Introductory Electromagnetism4
PHYS 2230Thermal and Fluid Physics2
MATH 1312
MATH 1411
Calculus II
and Calculus I
7
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.42
Geological Sciences Major
Select one of the following:1-3
Intro to Physical Geology
and Lab for GEOL 1313 2
Principles of Earth Science
and Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Select one of the following:4
Intro to Historical Geol
and Lab for GEOL 1314 2
Principles of Earth Science
and Laboratory for Geology 1212
Required:3
Mineralogy & Petrology
and Mineralogy & Petrology Lab
Required:2
Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology
and Igneous/Metamorphic Petr. Lab
Required:3
Geoscience Processes
and Geoscience Processes Lab
Required:3
Structural Geology
and Structural Geology Lab
Required:3
Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
and Lab for Sedim & Stratigraphy
Required Courses:
GEOL 4376Field Geology II3
GEOL 4375Field Geology I3
Secondary Education Minor
Required Courses:
EDPC 3300Developmental Variations3
RED 3342Content Area Literacy3
SCED 3311Curriculum Plan-Secondary Schl3
SCED 3317Multicultural Ed in Sec School3
SCED 4368Teaching Science in Sec School3
SCED 4691Student Teaching in Sec School6
Upper Division Requirement
Select a total of 37 hours of upper division course work. 337
Total Hours120

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl 1
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Total Hours6

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
CHEM 1407
CHEM 1408
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
CHEM 1407
CHEM 1408
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Physical Geography
Intro to Physical Geology
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Music, Culture, and Society
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours6