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Geology Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate geology program at TCU provides a strong background in classical and modern geology. In class, labs, and the field, our faculty will work with you to provide an excellent education as a modern geologist.

BS with Major in Geology

The BS with a major in geology requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in geology, including GEOL 10113, 30213, 30223, 30243, 30423, 30573, 40313 and 40516.

Associated Requirements: 38-39 Hours

ENSC 10143, MATH 10524; PHYS 10154, 10164 (or PHYS 20474, 20484); CHEM 10113, 10122, 10123; MATH 20524 or MATH 10043 or INSC 20153. Students planning to attend graduate school are strongly advised to take Math 20524.

Twelve semester hours of science electives, selected with regard to the interest of the student.

A total of 126 semester hours is required for graduation with the BS degree.

Students planning to pursue technical jobs or qualify for graduate work in geology are strongly advised to satisfy the requirements for the BS degree. Some geology courses required for the BS degree require off-road field trips, particularly GEOL 40516, which requires a high degree of physical fitness and mobility.

BA with a Major in Geology

The BA with a major in geology requires a minimum of 24 semester hours in geology consisting of GEOL 10113, 30213, 30223, 30243, 30423, 30573, 40313, and ENSC 10143.

Associated Requirements: CHEM 10113. Some geology courses for the BA degree require off-road field trips.

Any minor approved for the BA degree is acceptable.

A total of 124 semester hours is required for graduation with the BA degree.

The BA degree with a major in geology is devised primarily for the student seeking a curriculum combining geology with another field of study.

Geology Minor

The minor in geology requires a total of 18 semester  hours in geology of which 9 semester hours must be at the 30000 level or above. No grade lower than C- may be applied to the minor.

More Details

Additional details on the program, in the TCU Undergraduate Catalog, are listed here. When you are taken to the TCU catalog page click on the lines to see more specific information.