Geology Major and Minor Requirements

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Geology Major (14 Courses): Downloadable Geology Major checklist

Major in Geology at Bryn Mawr College

Contact person: Dr. Arlo B. Weil , undergraduate advisor in Geology

The following 100-level classes are required :

 GEOL 101, Physical Geology (fall)

 GEOL 102 or 103, Historical or Environmental Geology (Both offered in the spring)

The following 200-level classes are required :

 GEOL 202, Mineralogy (fall)

 GEOL 203, Paleobiology (fall)

 GEOL 204, Structural Geology (spring)

 GEOL 205, Sedimentary Geology (fall)

Two of the following 300-level courses, or one of the following courses and one additional 300-level allied science course (Chemistry, Math, Physics, or Computer Science):

 GEOL 301, Geochemistry of Crystalline Rocks (every other year)

 GEOL 302, Low-Temperature Geochemistry (every other year)

 GEOL 303, Advanced Paleontology (every other year)

 GEOL 304, Tectonics (every other year)

 GEOL 305, Petrology (every other year)

 GEOL 310, Geophysics (every other year)

 GEOL 312, Quaternary Geology (every other year)

 GEOL 314, Marine Geology (every other year)

 GEOL 328, Analysis of Geospatial data using GIS (spring)

 GEOL 336, Evolutionary Biology: Advanced Topics (every other year)

 GEOL 301, Geochemistry of Crystalline Rocks (every other year)

The following 400-level course:

 GEOL 403, Independent Research (senior year)

At least four additional allied science courses:

Two courses required in Math

 Math 101, Calculus with Analytic Geometry

 Math 102, Calculus with Analytic Geometry

 Math 104, Elements of Probability and Statistics

 Math 201, Multivariable Calculus

 Math 203, Linear Algebra

 Math 210, Differential Equations

Two additional courses in either Chemistry of Physics

 CHEM 103, General Chemistry

 CHEM 104, General Chemistry

 CHEM 211, Organic Chemistry

 CHEM 212, Organic Chemistry

 CHEM 221, Physical Chemistry

 CHEM 222, Physical Chemistry

 PHYS 101, Introductory Physics

 PHYS 102, Introductory Physics

 PHYS 103, Foundations of Physics

 PHYS 104, Foundations of Physics

 

Geology Minor (6 Courses): Downloadable Geology Minor checklist

Minor in Geology at Bryn Mawr College

Contact person: Dr. Arlo B. Weil , undergraduate advisor in Geology

Two of the following 100-level classes are required :

 GEOL 101, Physical Geology (fall)

 GEOL 102, Historical (spring)

 GEOL 103, Environmental Geology (spring)

Four of the following 200-level classes are required :

 GEOL 202, Mineralogy (fall)

 GEOL 203, Paleobiology (fall)

 GEOL 204, Structural Geology (spring)

 GEOL 205, Sedimentary Geology (fall)

 GEOL 206, Energy, Resources and Public Policy (on demand)

 GEOL 209, Natural Hazards (spring)

 GEOL 205, Evolution

 GEOL 250, Computational Models in the Sciences