Jun 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geological Sciences

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Dori Farthing, Chair
(Integrated Science Center 235 B)


HEGIS Code: 1914.00 (Geological Sciences, B.A.), 1917.01 (Geological Sciences, Geological Sciences, Adolescence Education: Earth Science and General Science, B.A.)


B.A. in Geological Sciences Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify, describe, and interpret Earth materials, and evaluate the physical, geometric, and temporal relationships.
  2. Recognize and interpret the origin and evolution of erosional or constructional landscapes (e.g., fluvial, glacial, arid, coastal, volcanic, deformational) within the context of modern tectonics and climatic concepts.
  3. Recognize and utilize the laws of superposition and faunal succession in deciphering Earth history.
  4. Use appropriate field and analytical tools for the purpose of data collection and analysis.
  5. Critically evaluate data and interpretations, and succinctly communicate data and observations using spreadsheets, graphical and/or spatial analysis tools.
  6. Access and utilize the geologic literature.
  7. Communicate effectively in both oral and written formats as well as be comfortable with the language of geology.
  8. Create, read, and interpret topographic maps, geologic maps, and cross-sections.



    Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Arts - Adolescence EducationMinor


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