2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Geological Sciences BS - Curricular Plan

Geology

126 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3050
716-645-3489
716-645-3999
www.geology.buffalo.edu
Beata Csatho
Chair
Jason Briner
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Curricular Plan

A Finish in 4 Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum in four years. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

All students are encouraged to use this plan in conjunction with other academic planning resources such as your academic advisor, the hUB Academic Advisement Report, My Planner and Path Finder tool.

In addition to following this course roadmap, all other admission and academic requirements of this major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog must be met in order to successfully complete this degree.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
UB Seminar UBS 3
GLY 101LEC Natural Hazards or GLY 102LEC Climate Change M/SLI1 or M/SLI1 3 or 3
GLY 105LAB Natural Hazds & Climate Change M/SLI1 1
PHY 101LR College Physics M/SLI2 4
PHY 151LAB College Physics Lab 1 M 1
ENG 105LEC Writing and Rhetoric CL1 4
Total Credits: 16
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
Elective E 3
Pathway P 3
PHY 102LR College Physics M 4
PHY 152LAB College Physics Lab 2 M 1
MTH 121LR Surv Calculus & Appl 1 M/MQR 4
Total Credits: 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
GLY 205LLB Earth Materials M 4
MTH 122LR Surv Calculus & Appl 2 M 4
CHE 101LLR General Chemistry M/SLI2 5
Pathway P 3
Total Credits: 16
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
GLY 206LEC Geological Communication M 3
CHE 102LLR General Chemistry M 5
Pathway P 3
Pathway P 3
Total Credits: 14

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
GLY 315LLB Sedimentary Geology & Paleo M 4
GLY 326LLB Structure/Global Tectonics M 4
GLY 308LR Intro Geochemistry M 3
Pathway P 3
Total Credits: 14
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
Pathway P 3
GLY 312LLB Surface Proc & Hydro M 4
GLY 325LLB Geophysics M 4
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 14
Summer Semester
Course Category Credit
GLY 407LEC Geological Field Training M 6
Total Credits: 6

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
GLY 400 Elective M 3
Elective M 3
UBC 399 UB Capstone CAP 1
Diversity Learning DL 3
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 13
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
GLY 400 Elective M 3
Elective E 3
Elective E 3
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 12
Total Credits Required for Degree: 120
Category Description
M Course required for major (including pre-requisites needed for admission to major)
E Elective (course not required for major or UB Curriculum)
UB Curriculum
CAP UB Capstone
CL1/CL2 Communication Literacy (2 required)
DL Diversity Learning
MQR Math and Quatitative Reasoning
P Pathway Course (6 required: 3 Global, 3 Thematic)
SLI1/SLI2 Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (2 required)
UBS UB Seminar
Note: Some classes may count toward both a major (M) and UB Curriculum (UBC) requirement. Courses that count toward mort than one requirement are indicated by a "/" (slash) in the category column, indicating which categories the course will satisfy.

Geology

126 Cooke Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-3050
716-645-3489
716-645-3999
www.geology.buffalo.edu
Beata Csatho
Chair
Jason Briner
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Published: June 20, 2018 12:44:21 PM