Courses open to first-year students and available fall semester:

GEOL 100: Introduction to Geology: From Fire to Ice
GEOL 120:
Introduction to Geology: Geologic Disasters -Agents of Chaos

These courses have no prerequisites. They both are introductory courses of equivalent level and need not be taken in any sequence. First-year students who are unable to register for GEOL 100 or 120 this fall are encouraged to consider taking a geology elective in the spring semester.

B.S. Geology or B.S. Geology with a concentration in Environmental Geosciences sample schedule:

Geology
Bachelor of Science
First Semester Sample Schedule
Course # Course Name Requirements
1 FYS First-Year Seminar CCS
2 GEOL GEOL 100 or GEOL 120 Possible major and CCS/Natural Science
3 MATH Mathematics 125: Elements of Calculusor

Mathematics 161: Calculus I (required placement test)

CCS/Quantitative
4 Chemistry 121(required placement test)
orPhysics 111, Phys 131 or Phys 151

AB Geology sample schedule:

Geology
Bachelor of Arts
First Semester Sample Schedule
Course # Course Name Requirements
1 FYS First-Year Seminar CCS
2 GEOL GEOL 100 or GEOL 120 Possible major and CCS/Natural Science
3 CCS Elective: Quantitative Reasoning/Humanities/Social Science/ Foreign Language CSS
4 Free Elective: You choose from the List of Courses

 

To contact Kira Lawrence, associate professor and head of geology, email lawrenck@lafayette.edu or call (610) 330-5196.