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Division of Continuing Studies

Geology - Environmental Track

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


  GEOL 1170 & 1174 Physical Geology and Lab  
  GEOL 2300 Geoscience Data Analysis and Modeling  
  GEOL 2750 & 2754 Mineralogy and Lab  
  GEOL 3300 & 3310 Structural Geology & Field Methods  
  GEOL 3400 Intro to Sedimentary Geology  
  GEOG 4330 Soil Genesis, Morphology & Classification  
  GEOL 4540 Geochemistry  
  GEOL 4620 Advanced Field Course  
And one of the following:
  GEOL 4800 Internship 3 hrs
  GEOL 4950 Senior Thesis  
And two of the following:
  GEOL 2600 Geohydrology  
  GEOL 2760 & 2764 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology and Lab  
  GEOL 3100 & 3104 Invertebrate Paleontology & Lab  
  GEOL 4040 Geoarchaeology  
  GEOL 4260 Process Geomorphology  
  GEOL 4400 Geophysics  
39 to 41 hours
  CHEM 1180 & 1184 General Chemistry I & Lab  
  CHEM 1190 & 1194 General Chemistry II & Lab  
  MATH 1930 Calculus for the Managerial, Life & Social Sciences
  PHYS 2210 & 1154 General Physics I & Lab  
  PHYS 2120 & 1164 General Physics II & Lab  
And three of the following:  
  STAT 3000 Statistical Methods I  
  STAT 3010 Statistical Methods II  
  GEOG 4030 Computer Mapping & Data Analysis  
  GEOG 4050 Geographic Information Systems I  
  GEOG 4630 Environmental Remote Sensing  
  CSCI 1610 Introduction to Computer Science I  
  CSCI 1620 Introduction to Computer Science II  
Total: 67 to 70 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