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Geological Sciences BA - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 19.14 GEOLOGY, CIP: 40.0601 Geology/Earth Science, General)

Department of Geology

126 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1350

Beata Csatho

Margarete Jadamec
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Geological Sciences BA Program

Academic Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.
Minimum grade of C in GLY 101 OR GLY 102.

Academic Advice

To graduate, minimum GPA of 2.000 in all courses required for the degree.

Transfer Credit Policy

The Department of Geology has articulation agreements with several colleges in the region. Students should consult with the advisement office at their present college for more details. To request a transfer of credit for a geology course not listed at either advisement office, submit a request to the director of undergraduate studies along with a course description from the college catalog and a course syllabus.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Prerequisite Courses

GLY 101 Natural Hazards OR GLY 102 Climate Change
GLY 105 Lab Natural Hazards and Climate Change: Past, Present & Future.

Required Courses

GLY 101 Natural Hazards OR GLY 102 Climate Change
GLY 105 Lab Natural Hazards and Climate Change: Past, Present & Future
GLY 205 Earth Materials
GLY 303 Geological Mapping Techniques
GLY 308 Introduction to Geochemistry
GLY 312 Surface Processes and Hydrology
GLY 315 Sedimentary Geology & Paleontology
GLY 325 Geophysics
GLY 326 Structural Geology/Global Tectonics
CHE 101 General Chemistry
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I
PHY 101 College Physics I
PHY 151 College Physics I Lab
6 credits of 400-level electives (cannot use tutorial courses)

Departmental Honors Requirements

Requirements for an Honors in Geology distinction include maintenance of a 3.250 GPA, two consecutive semesters of independent study, and final approval of a senior research experience that will conclude with a capstone product, as well as the usual departmental BS degree requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Geological Sciences BA degree
Credits Required for Major50
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum32
Additional Credits Required for Electives 38
Total Credits Required for Degree120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:17