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UW Oshkosh Liberal Arts Geology Emphasis

The liberal arts emphasis in the geology major examines the physical makeup of the earth, the processes that shape it and the history of its development, providing a broad background in geology in the field and in the laboratory.

The liberal arts emphasis provides the background necessary for admission to graduate programs in geology and related fields, as well as preparing students for careers in geology.

Liberal Arts Degree Requirements Planning Sheet

Freshman

Fall I & II

 

Credits

Total Credits

Geology

51-102
  OR
51-150

Physical Geology 
  
Environmental Geology

4

Chemistry

32-105

General Chemistry

5

Mathematics

67-103

Introduction to College Algebra
(if necessary)

3

 

General Education Requirements

1-7

Fall III

 

Electives

 

1-3

 

 

15-18

Spring I & II

 

Geology

51-109

Evolution of the Earth

4

Chemistry

32-106

General Chemistry

5

WBIS

88-188

Writing Based Inquiry Seminar

3

 

General Education Requirements

1-3

 

Spring III

 

Electives

 

1-3

 

 

15-18

Sophomore

Fall I & II

 

Credits

Total Credits

Geology

51-205

Mineralogy

4

 

General Education Requirements

6-10

Fall III

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

1-3

 

 

 

 

 

15-18

Spring I & II

 

Geology

51-206

Lithology

4

 

General Education Requirements

9-14

Spring III

 

Electives

 

 

1-3

 

 

 

 

 

16-18

Junior

Fall I & II

 

Credits

Total Credits

Geology

51-309

Paleontology

3

Geology

51-314

Sedimentology

3

Electives

 

7-11

Fall III

 

Electives

 

1-3

 

 

16-18

Spring I & II

 

Geology

51-331

Structural Geology & Tectonics

3

Electives

 

13-15

 

 

 

 

16-18

Senior

Fall I & II

 

Credits

Total Credits

Geology

51-320

Geomorphology

3

Geology

51-365

Physical Hydrogeology

3

 

Electives

 

7-11

Fall III

 

 

 

 

Electives

 

 

1-3

 

 

 

16-18

Spring I, II, III

 

Electives

 

16-18

 

 

16-18

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