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Division of Continuing Studies

Geology - Education & Liberal Arts Track

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree with an area of concentration in geology.


  GEOL 1170 Physical Geology and Lab  
  GEOL 1180 Historical Geology and Lab  
  GEOL 2300 Geoscience Data Analysis and Modeling  
  GEOL 2750 & 2754 Mineralogy and Lab  
  GEOL 3300 & 3310 Structural Geology & Field Methods  
Student must sign up for at least two separate times for:
  GEOL 2500 Departmental Field Trip  
Student must also sign up for:
  GEOL 4800 Internship 3 hrs
  This internship could be the standard internship, but more likely could involve community outreach activities, service learning, or education related work--consult an advisor.
In addition, the student must take additional geology/geography courses which add up to at least 16 hours, that should be chosen after consultation with an advisor.
At least 40 hours
  PHYS 1110 & 1154 General Physics I & Lab  
  PHYS 1120 & 1164 General Physics II & Lab  
  CHEM 1140 & 1144 Fundamentals of College Chemistry & Lab  
  An approved statistics course  
Total: 55 hours

Career Information:
An area of concentration in geology is a study of the earth, with an emphasis on the surface and everything below. Students have three track options; education and liberal arts, environmental geology, and graduate school. Students desiring to pursue an advanced degree should select the graduate school track. The environmental geology focuses on the use of geology in living wisely on the earth and may find careers in waste management, conservation/preservation, urban development, or government administration. The education and liberal arts track will prepare students for careers in education, business, or other fields who want a deeper understanding of geology as part of a general education and/or those who wish to use geology as a springboard to other careers, such as science outreach or environmental law.

For more career information, check out UNO Careers in Geology, U.S. Department of Labor - Geoscientists, or UNO Career Center.

Revised 03/08