UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Geology Major

Geology Major

Required Geology Courses: 42 cr.
GEOL 101 Introduction to Geology 3 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory to Geology Lab 1 cr.
GEOL 150 Global Change 3 cr.
GEOL 230 Mineralogy 4 cr.
GEOL 231 Petrology 4 cr.
GEOL 285 Sophomore Seminar in Geology (writing intensive) 1 cr.
GEOL 326 Structural Geology 4 cr.
GEOL 327 Geomorphology and Glacial Geology (writing intensive) 4 cr.
GEOL 282 Geochemistry 3 cr.
GEOL 362 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation 4 cr.
GEOL 441 Geophysics 4 cr.
GEOL 445 Hydrogeology 3 cr.
GEOL 450 Paleontology (writing intensive) 4 cr.

Regional Field Trip 1 cr.
Choose one of the following:
GEOL 371 Regional Geology Field Trip 1 cr.
GEOL 372 SW Region 1 cr.
GEOL 373 NW Region 1 cr.
GEOL 374 Lake Superior Region 1 cr.
GEOL 375 Appalachian Region 1 cr.
GEOL 376 SE Region 1 cr.
GEOL 377 NE Region 1 cr.

Capstone Experience 4 cr.
GEOL 485 Senior Research Experience (writing intensive) 1 cr.
Choose one of the following:
GEOL 378 Semester Abroad 3 cr.
GEOL 270 GEOL 370 Internship 3 cr.
GEOL 489 Field Camp 3 cr.
GEOL 490 Research 3 cr.

Required Supportive Courses 10 cr.
SOIL 120 cr. 3
MATH 166 Calculus cr. 4
GEOG 250 cr. 3

Directed Electives: 15 cr.

(consult with your adviser for these or other selections)
ART 306 Scientific Illustration 3 cr.
ART 307 Computer Graphics 3 cr.
BIOL 150 or higher
CHEM 122 or higher
CSIS 105 or higher
ENGL 367 Technical Writing 3 cr.
ESM 151 or higher
GENG 120 or higher
GEOG 318 Global Water 3 cr.
GEOG 350 Map Design and Ppr 3 cr.
GEOG 351 Map Design 3 cr.
GEOG 360 GIS Theory and Met 3 cr.
GEOG 365 Quant Tech 3 cr.
GEOG 366 Field Methodology and GPS 3 cr.
GEOG 368 Digital Image Processing 3 cr.
GEOG 455 Advanced Map Design 3 cr.
GEOG 460 GIS Analysis
GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr.
GEOL 270 Internship I 2-4 cr.
GEOL 271 International Internship 2-4 cr.
GEOL 305 Geology of the Planets 3 cr.
GEOL 330 Meterology 3 cr.
GEOL 350 Geological Destinies of Nations 3 cr.
GEOL 370 Internship II 2-4 cr.
GEOL 378 Semester Abroad 3-6 cr.
GEOL 490 Independent Study Geology 1-3 cr.
MATH 167 or higher
PHYS 122 Algebra-Based Physics II
PHYS 132 Calculus-Based Physics II
SOIL 250 Soil Profile 2 cr.
SOIL 289 / SOIL 389 / SOIL 489 Soils Judging 1 cr.
SOIL 325 Hydric Soils and Wetland Environments 3 cr.
SOIL 350 Soil Development 2 cr.
SOIL 440 Soil and Water Conservation 4 cr.
SOIL 460 Soil Physics 3 cr.

Emphases

An emphasis is not a minor but is a suggested series of courses taken as directed electives that fit together well, fit well with the geology major and that would help a career in the designated area. Consult with geology faculty for more information.

Environmental/Engineering: GENG 235, GENG 236, GENG 265, SOIL 460, MATH 167
Environmental/Hydrogeology: See Hydrogeology Minor
Graduate School: MATH 167, ENGL 367, CSIS 105, Summer Field Camp, GEOL 490
Mineral Exploration: ESM 333, GEOG 250, GEOG 360, CHEM 251, CHEM 256, Summer Field Camp, GEOL 490
Ocean Sciences: CSIS 105, BIOL 230, BIOL 434, MATH 167, CHEM 251, CHEM 256, PHYS 311, GEOL 202
Paleontology: MATH 167, CSIS 105, Summer Field Camp, BIOL 230, GEOL 490, additional courses in Biology
Petroleum Geology: GEOL 445, Summer Field Camp, BIOL 324, BIOL 355, CHEM 231, CHEM 232, GENG 236, GENG 368, GEOL 490

Department of Plant and Earth Science

324 Agricultural Science
715-425-3345
www.uwrf.edu/PES/

Donavon Taylor-Chair, Jill Coleman Wasik, Holly Dolliver, Allison Gale, Todd Johnson, Veronica Justen, Kerry Keen, Natasha Macnack, Yoana Newman, Eric Sanden, Brian Smith, Dan Waletzko, Ian Williams, David Zlesak, Steven DeBroux, Kevyn Juneau

General Education Requirements

For College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science majors as listed for CAFES with the following exceptions:
Sciences: BIOL 150, GEOL 101, and CHEM 121.

For Secondary Education Majors as listed for CEPS.