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.  Click here to visit course descriptions for these and other Geology courses. 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 take an introductory geology course (100-level) 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 161: Calculus I (required placement test)
or
Mathematics 125: Elements of Calculus or
CCS/Quantitative
4 Chemistry 121 (required placement test)
or Physics 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, Professor and head of geology, email lawrenck@lafayette.edu or call (610) 330-5196.