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Professional Geology at UW Oshkosh

In the Professional Geology emphasis, students gain the necessary background for planning to become professional geologists.

Completion of the curriculum prepares students to enter positions in the industry or to undertake graduate study in geology. 

Professional Geology Emphasis Planning Sheet

View the freshman/sophomore planning sheet of degree requirements.

Junior

Fall I & II

Credits

Total Credits

Geology

51-309

Paleontology

3

Geology

51-314

Sedimentology

3

Geology

51-320
  OR
51-365

Geomorphology
  
Physical Hydrogeology


  3

Physics

82-107
  OR
82-109

General Physics
  
General Physics


  5

Electives

1-9

Fall III

Electives

1-3

15-18

Spring I & II

Geology

51-331

Structural Geology   & Tectonics

3

Geology

51-311
  OR
51-369
  OR
51-308
  OR
51-322

Stratigraphy & Basin Analysis
  
Geochemistry
  
Petrology
  
Mineral Deposits


  
  
  3
  
 

Geology

51-342

Applied Geologic Field Methods
  (not required)

2

Physics

82-109
  OR
82-110

General Physics
  
General Physics


  5

Electives

1-4

14-17

Summer

 

Geology

51-344

Field Geology

6

6

Senior

Fall I & II

 

Credits

Total Credits

Geology

51-320
  OR
51-333
  OR
51-365

Geomorphology
  
Advanced Mineralogy
Physical Hydrogeology


  3

Electives

 

2-8

Fall III

 

Electives

 

1-3

 

 

14-16

Spring I & II

 

Geology

51-311
  OR
51-369
  OR
51-326
  OR
51-308
  OR
51-322

Stratigraphy &   Basin Analysis
  
Geochemistry
  
Geophysics & Geotectonics
  
Petrology
  
Mineral Deposits


  
  
  3
  
  
 

Electives

 

9-14

 

 

15-17

 

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