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Geology, B.S.

Requirements

Geology is the study of the Earth, including its water and atmosphere, and its relationship to humans and other living things. Geology applies chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology to answer questions about the Earth. Geologists conduct studies in the field, in the laboratory using advanced analytical equipment, and in the office using specialized computer software. Geology is particularly focused on the Earth’s history, resources, hazards and resources including groundwater. Sub-disciplines of geology include economic geology, geochemistry, geologic hazards, geomorphology, hydrogeology, petrology, and tectonics. A B.S. in geology is preparation for a variety of career paths, including hazard assessment with government or private companies, ground and surface water monitoring and development, oil and gas, mining, and many other careers that draw on a background in the natural earth, including law, public policy, and public health; the program is also excellent preparation for graduate school.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 27 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness  (2.0)
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses
  Biology*
  Physical Science*
  Additional Biology or Physical Science*
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 93 Credits
  BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4
  CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
  ENVT 3790 Hydrology I 4
  GEOG 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
  GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology 3
  GEO 1015 Introduction to Geology Laboratory 1
  GEO 1220 Historical Geology 3
  GEO 1225 Historical Geology Laboratory 1
  GEO 3080 Earth Materials 3
  GEO 3085 Earth Materials Laboratory  1
  GEO 3200 Geologic Hazards 4
  GEO 3700 Structure and Tectonics 4
  GEO 4500 Sedimentary Geology 4
  GEO 4600 Field Experience 6
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
  MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
  STAT 2040 Principles of Statistics 4
  GEO 480R Earth Science Seminar (Must be taken twice) 1
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
Complete 19 credits from the following list (at least 12 credits must be Upper Division) 19
  BIOL 3800 Conservation Biology  (3.0)
  ENVT 2730 Introduction to Soils  (4.0)
  ENVT 3280 Environmental Law  (3.0)
  ENVT 3290 Environmental Permits and Reports  (3.0)
  ENVT 4790 Hydrology II  (4.0)
  GEO 202R Science Excursion  (1.0)
  GEO 3000 Environmental Geochemistry  (3.0)
  GEO 3100 Isotope Geochemistry  (3.0)
  GEO 3105 Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory  (1.0)  
  GEO 3400 Forensic Geology  (4.0)  
  GEO 3500 Geomorphology  (4.0)
  GEO 4080 Petrology  (4.0)
  GEO 4510 Paleontology  (4.0)
  GEO 482R Geologic/Environmental Internship  (1.0)  
  GEO 489R Student Research (1.0)  
  GEOG 3400 Environmental Remote Sensing  (3.0)  
  GEOG 3650 Advanced Geographic Information Systems  (4.0)  
  GEOG 3700 Wetland Studies  (3.0)  
  GEOG 4100 Geospatial Field Methods  (3.0)  
  METO 1010 Introduction to Meteorology  (3.0)
  METO 3100 Climate and the Earth System  (3.0)
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab (1.0)
  PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab (1.0)
  Or other advisor-approved electives

Graduation Requirements:2020欧洲杯夺冠热门

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, including 40 hours of upper-division credit.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above.
  3. Grade of C- or better in every ENVT, GEO, GEOG, and METO course.
  4. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  5. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门Note: *This requirement is satisfied within the discipline core requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries 4
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology 3
GEO 1015 Introduction to Geology Lab 1
You Choose American Institutions 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1060 Trigonometry 3
GEO 1220 Historical Geology 3
GEO 1225 Historical Geology Lab 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
You Choose Fine Art 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1
HLTH 1100 or Personal Health and Wellness or 2
PES 1097 Fitness for Life
You Choose Geology Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1
You Choose Geology Elective 3
PHIL 205G Ethics and Values (And Global Intercultural) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 3080 and 3085*  Earth Materials and Earth Materials Laboratory 4
GEO 3200 Geologic Hazards 4
PHYS 2210* Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
STAT 2040 Principles of Statistics 4
  Semester total: 16
Note: *Co-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.   
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 3700 Structure and Tectonics 4
GEOG 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
PHYS 2220* Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
GEO 480R Earth Science Seminar 0.5
You Choose Humanities 3
  Semester total: 15.5
Note: *Co-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.   
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ENVT 3790 Hydrology I 4
You Choose Geology Elective 3
You Choose Geology Elective 3
You Choose Geology Elective 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 4500 Sedimentary Geology 4
You Choose Geology Elective 3
You Choose Social/Behavioral Science Course 3
GEO 480R Earth Science Seminar 0.5
  Semester total: 13.5
Summer Semester Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 4600 Field Experience 4
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:2020欧洲杯夺冠热门

Earth Science

Location:2020欧洲杯夺冠热门

PS 207

Telephone:2020欧洲杯夺冠热门

801-863-6964

Email:2020欧洲杯夺冠热门

Nathan.Toke@dentu-rouso.com

Web Address:

dentu-rouso.com/earthscience/2020欧洲杯夺冠热门

Chair:

Nathan Toke 2020欧洲杯夺冠热门

 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Earth Science’s mission is to provide students with a dynamic educational experience that will prepare them for rewarding lives and careers in a large variety of professions in private industry, governmental agencies at all levels, non-governmental organizations, and education. Our department strives to create an inviting and safe learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of educational goals. We offer four bachelor’s degree programs (B.S. in Earth Science Education, B.S. in Environmental Science and Management, B.S. in Geography, and B.S. in Geology), an associate’s degree (A.S. in Physical Science), and two certificate programs (a certificate of proficiency in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a certificate of completion in Water and Wastewater Operations). We have excellent laboratory and classroom facilities, but we also take pride in being able to offer opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom with service learning projects, internships, field work, study abroad experiences, and through research collaborations with faculty. Research experiences offer opportunities for personalized mentorship by faculty and lead our students to become deeply involved with their discipline of study. Thus, our graduates are skilled and creative thinkers who are well-prepared to step into professions that contribute toward understanding and solving Earth, societal, and environmental challenges faced by communities here in Utah and worldwide. 2020欧洲杯夺冠热门

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门Depending on the specific degree and elective courses chosen, a graduate will gain particular expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Biogeography
  • Earth Science Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental monitoring and sustainability
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geologic hazards
  • Geomorphology
  • Human geography
  • Hydrology
  • Land use and water resource management
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Paleontology
  • Petrology
  • Pollution monitoring and prevention
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sedimentary Rocks and straitigraphy
  • Tectonics
  • Urban geography
  • Water treatment
  • Wetland Studies
 
 

Earth Science

  • Advisor: Nick Wilbur (for Earth Science Education majors)
  • Office: PS 201g
  • Telephone: 801-863-5259
  • Email:   NWilbur@dentu-rouso.com
 
 

Faculty

Joel Bradford(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Vocational Education, Southern Illinois University; M.S., Cultural Anthropology, University of Utah.

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Michael Bunds(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.A., Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., Geology, University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Geology (Geochemistry, Structural Geology), University of Utah.

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Eddy Cadet(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, University of Illinois; M.S., Environmental Sciences, Ph.D., Integrative Biological Sciences, Tuskegee University; Licensed Environmental Health Scientist (Utah); Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS).

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James Callison(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Southern Utah University, M.S., Range Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Watershed Management, University of Arizona.

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Charles Doug Czajka(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.Sc., Geology, North Carolina State University, M.S., Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, PhD, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University,

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Steven Emerman(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Ohio State University; M.A., Geology, Princeton University; Ph.D., Geophysics, Cornell University.

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Hilary Hungerford(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.A., Geography, University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., Geography, University of Kansas.

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R. Kelly(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Geology, Idaho State University.

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Daren T. Nelson(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geology, Utah State University, M.S., Hydrology, University of Idaho, PhD, Geology, University of Utah,

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Lee Qiao(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geology, Lanzhou University, China, M.S., Marine Geology, Ocean University of China, Ph.D., Geophysics, Saint Louis University.

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Michael Stearns(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.A., Geology and Geography, Michigan State University; M.S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah; Ph.D., Earth Science, University of California.

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Daniel Stephen(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Geology, Univesity of Arkansas; Ph.D., Geology (Invertebrate Paleontology), Texas A & M University.

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Nathan Toke(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Geology, University of Vermont; M.S., Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Arizona State University.

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Weihong Wang(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.Sc., Geophysics, M.Sc., Environmental Geology, Jianghan Petroleum University; M.Sc., Geology, Iowa State University; Ph.D., Marine Science, University of South Carolina.

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Justin White(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geographic Sciences, James Madison University; M.S., Geography, Virginia Tech; Ph.D., Geography, University of Nevada.

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Alessandro Zanazzi(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Geology, University of Padua, Italy; M.S., Geology, Iowa State University; Ph.D., Geology, University of South Carolina.

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Careers

Careers:

The three degree programs offered by the Department of Earth Science (B.S. in Geology, B.S. in Environmental Science and Management, and B.S. in Earth Science Education) provide a wide range of skills and knowledge that are applicable to today's earth science job markets, as well as a broad science education that's ideal for students planning to continue to graduate programs in law, education, business, or health fields. Our Department graduates professionals who are skilled and creative and who are well prepared to contribute toward solving earth and environmental science challenges faced here in Utah and worldwide. More specific information on career opportunities related to each degree is provided below.

A bachelor of science in Geology is excellent preparation for a wide range of careers, including geology and closely allied fields, as well as a variety of opportunities that draw upon a graduate’s broad and rigorous education in the physical and environmental sciences. Job prospects for graduates are excellent, and work may be largely be field-based, office-based or a combination. Many students continue to graduate school before entering the labor market, while many others take employment upon graduation. Large employers of geologists include the oil and gas industry, mineral exploration and extraction, geologic consulting, and government agencies. In the oil and gas and mining industries many geologists are involved with exploration for additional resources and development of existing resources. Geologic consulting involves work such as assessing and mitigating hazards including landslides, earthquakes and flooding; evaluating slope stability and compaction; and evaluating and protecting surface and ground water resources. Geologists working for government agencies perform interesting tasks ranging from field mapping to land use analysis, investigations of water resources, and working with geographic information systems. However, many graduates have shown that a degree in geology is an effective stepping-stone to a variety of career paths including public policy, law, public health, humanitarian work, and more, particularly when the endeavors involve issues related to the environment.

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