Sample Courses

  • Click "department course catalog" at bottom to see the Academic Catalog, listing the courses required for each geoscience major.

    Prerequisites are in parentheses.

    GEOS 101 The Dynamic Earth

    GEOS 102 The Dynamic Earth Lab

    GEOS 103 Oceans and Atmospheres

    GEOS 104 Oceans and Atmospheres Lab

    GEOS 105 Exploring the Universe

    GEOS 106 Exploring the Universe Lab

    GEOS 150 Geology of National Parks

    GEOS 151 The Age of Dinosaurs

    GEOS 152 Physical Resources of the Earth

    GEOS 153 Forensic Geology

    GEOS 154 Exploration of Space

    GEOS 201 Foundations of Geology

    GEOS 202 Quantitative Methods in the Geosciences

    GEOS 203 Surficial Processes (GEOS 201)

    GEOS 301 Mineralogy and Petrology (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 302 Structural Geology (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 303 Field Geology (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 310 Environmental Geology (GEOS 202, 203)

    GEOS 311 Geochemistry (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 312 Hydrogeology (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 313 Soils and Soil Geochemistry (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 341 Planetary Geology (MATH 121, PHYS 111)

    GEOS 342 Stellar Astronomy (MATH 121, PHYS 111)

    GEOS 351 Historical Geology (GEOS 202, 203)

    GEOS 352 Sedimentation and Stratigraphy (GEOS 202, 203)

    GEOS 353 Paleontology (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 354 Geomorphology (GEOS 202, 203)

    GEOS 355 Sedimentary Petrology (GEOS 202, 203)

    GEOS 362 Plate Tectonics (PHYS 111-112; 20cr of geology)

    GEOS 370 Oceanography (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 371 Meteorology (GEOS 201, 202)


    GEOS 401 Northern Rockies Seminar (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 402 Northern Rockies Field Workshop (GEOS 401 and instructor permission)

    GEOS 403 Newfoundland Seminar (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 404 Newfoundland Field Workshop (GEOS 403 and instructor permission)

    GEOS 405 American Southwest Seminar (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 406 American Southwest Field Workshop (GEOS 405 and instructor permission)

    GEOS 407 Carbonate Geology Seminar (GEOS 201, 202)

    GEOS 408 Carbonate Geology Field Workshop (GEOS 407 and instructor permission)

    GEOS 470 Research Methods in the Geosciences (75cr or instructor permission)

    GEOS 480 Geoscience Seminar (GEOS 380, senior standing)

    GEOS 481 Special Topics (as appropriate to course content)

    GEOS 482 Independent Study (prior approval through advisor, faculty member)

    GEOS 493 Geoscience Internship