Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Geoscience (Geology)

The bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in geosciences requires 65 credits.

Required Courses (30 credits)
  21:460:103  Planet Earth (3)
  21:460:104  Planet Earth Laboratory (1)
  21:460:206  Environmental Geology (3)
  21:460:207  Environmental Geology Laboratory (1)
  21:460:311  Geologic Field Methods (3)
  21:460:314  Stratigraphy (4)
  21:460:320  Structural Geology (4)
  21:460:323  Rocks and Minerals (4)
  21:460:375  Quantitative Methods in the Geosciences (4)
  21:460:427  Hydrogeology (3)

Any four of the following (12-16 credits)
  21:460:230 Weather & Climate or 21:460:225 Introduction to Oceanography (3)
  21:460:309 or 28:460:309 NJIT  Geomorphology (3)
  21:460:331  Oceanography (3)
  21:460:325  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3)
  21:460:400  Introduction to Soil Science (4)
  21:460:401  Introduction to Geochemistry (3)
  21:460:406  Applied Geophysics (3)
  21:120:205 & 206 Foundations of Ecology and Evolution and Laboratory (4)
  21:160:223  Analytical Chemistry (3)
  21:160:227  Experimental Analytical Chemistry (3)
  21:160:331  Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
  21:160:335  Organic Chemistry I (4)
  21:160:336  Organic Chemistry II (4)
  28:375:385 NJIT  Environmental Microbiology (3)
  28:375:416 NJIT  Environmental Toxicology (3)

Required Cognate Courses (26 credits)
  one year of General Chemistry with Laboratory (10)
  one year of mathematics (Calculus I and Calculus II) (8)
  one year of General Biology with Laboratory or Concepts of Biology (120:200) and Foundations of Biology: Cell and Molecular and Lab (120:201 and 202)* (8) or one year of General Physics with Laboratory (10)
     * Please note: Students wishing to double major in Environmental Science must take 120:200 and 120:201 and 202.
Senior Seminar (1) (must be taken in final year)
  21:460:485,486  Seminar in Geology (1,1)

Undergraduate Research Experience
21:460:415,416  Undergraduate Research in Geoscience (BA,BA)
The department strongly encourages students to participate in faculty-led research with the approval of the chair.  Students may substitute a maximum of 6 credits toward the environmental science minor with an undergraduate research experience.