Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
2007 Catalog
Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
Academic Catalog

Geoscience (BS) (Geology)

The following course sequence sheet is for illustrative purposes only and should not be construed as formal academic advisement. Course selections and sequence may vary depending on course availability and counsel from your academic adviser. You should consult an academic adviser before developing an actual academic plan.

More information: see degree requirements.

Cr.First SemesterCr.Second Semester
351.120 Physical Geology351.130 Historical Geology
151.121 Physical Geology Lab151.131 Historical Geology Lab
353.123 Essentials Calculus353.141 Introduction to Statistics
 or 53.125 Calculus I or 53.126 Calculus II
452.115 Chemistry for Sciences I452.116 Chemistry for Sciences II
320.101 Composition I3General Education Group A (Humanities)
 or General Education Group A (Humanities) or 20.101 Composition I
109.100 Optional University Seminar1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills
15Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits
Cr.Third SemesterCr.Fourth Semester
451.261 Mineralogy451.262 Petrology
451.265 Geomorphology451.360 Introduction to Paleontology
32nd Composition Course3General Education Group A (Humanities)
 or General Education Group A (Humanities) or 2nd Composition Course
3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)
1General Education Fitness/Recreation Skills  
15Total Semester Credits14Total Semester Credits
Cr.Fifth SemesterCr.Sixth Semester
451.368 Stratigraphy & Sedimentation451.369 Structural Geology
454.111 Introduction to Physics I454.112 Introduction to Physics II
 or 54.211 General Physics I or 54.212 General Physics II
3General Education Communications3General Ed. Values, Ethics, Decision-Making
3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)3General Education Group B (Social Sciences)
14Total Semester Credits14Total Semester Credits
Cr.Summer Semester  
4-651.451 Field Techniques in Earth Science  
 or other approved Field Geology Course  
Cr.Seventh SemesterCr.Eighth Semester
451.480 Applied Geophysics351.470 Groundwater Hydrology
 or 51.460 Aqueous Geochemistry3Free Elective
351.493 Senior Research in Geosciences3Free Elective
3General Education Group A (Humanities)3Free Elective
4Free Elective3Free Elective
14Total Semester Credits15Total Semester Credits


The sequence of General Education courses is an example only; they may be taken in any order.

Major Electives shown as an example only; consult advisor for current schedule of department electives.

The department suggests 05.291 Hiking, Backpacking & Orienteering as Fitness/Recreation Course.

Two Courses selected for the Major, General Education OR Free Elective must

also quality as Diversity courses. See list of Diversity Courses and consult advisor.