Dec 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Geosciences: Concentration in Geophysics with a Minor in Mathematics, B.S.


About the Geosciences Program


The undergraduate program offers a 120-hour major in geosciences with concentrations in geology, geophysics and environmental geology. Students are required to earn at least a C in all major, minor, and adjunct courses. Successful completion of adjunct courses with a C or better is required before upper-division geoscience courses may be taken. Field work is a requirement for the B.S. degree. If this is a concern, the B.A. should be considered. However, the B.A. degree also requires field work that may be strenuous. Capacity in upper-division GEOL, GPH and GCH courses may be capped due to limited departmental resources. The residency requirement for the major is 12 hours. Details for course requirements are in each concentration.

Communication Literacy Plan. Geoscience graduates are expected to be able to communicate with their peers and with the general public in a variety of ways. In particular, they should be capable of written communication in a scientific format, oral communication, both to peers and to informed laypersons, and illustration of data and concepts through various graphical formats. Courses in the CL Plan for the B.S. and B.A. in Geosciences are GEOL 2101 GEOL 3401 , GEOL 3402 , GEOL 4101 , GEOL 4201 GEOL 4312 , GEOL 4340 , and GPH 3310 

About the B.S. in Geosciences


Students pursuing a B.S. in Geoscience are required to maintain a TTU GPA of 2.5 to remain in the program. Students earning a cumulative TTU GPA less than 2.5 will be given a one-semester probationary period allowing them to improve their GPA. Internal transfers are required to have a TTU GPA of 2.5 to declare into the B.S. in Geosciences program. 
 

 

Geophysics Concentration


The geophysics concentration allows students to prepare for employment as a professional geophysicist or enter a graduate program in geophysics, atmospheric sciences, or related areas. The geophysics concentration requires a minor in mathematics.

Recommended Sample Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 13

Spring


Total: 15

Second Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 15

Third Year


Fall


Total: 16

Spring


Total: 15

Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 15

Total Hours: 120


Multicultural Requirement


Select from Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements . Students have the option of choosing a Creative Arts or a Social and Behavioral Sciences course that also satisfies the Multicultural requirement.

Foreign Language


A student must complete 3 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.

English Literature


Students have the option of choosing an English literature course that also fulfills the 3-hour Language, Philosophy, & Culture requirement.

Geosciences Jr./Sr., and STEM Elective


Students will select major electives from a list of approved electives in geosciences and STEM fields.