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B.S. in Geology


The B.S. degree in geology prepares a student for a productive career as a professional geologist engaged in continuous professional growth along his or her chosen career path, or prepares a student for admission into a graduate degree program or professional school.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

General Education Requirements

See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the School of Liberal Arts.

Course Requirements

A major in geology for the B.S. degree consists of at least 48 hours of geology and geological engineering courses, including Geol 103, 221, 222, 303, 305, 314; G E 234, 413, and 437; either G E 503 or 577; either Geol 505 or 550; either Geol 309, 420, 500, or G E 513; and two additional Geol/G E classes at the 400 level or above.

Required related subjects are Math 261, 262; Chem 105, 106, 115, 116; Phys 213, 214, 223, 224; and Csci 111.

Nonrelated subjects must include Spch 102 or 105.

Other Academic Requirements

All seniors are required to take the ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology examination as administered by the Mississippi State Board of Registered Professional Geologists.

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