The BS in Geological Sciences is designed for students who intend to pursue careers in geology and pursue professional certification as a geologist. The degree is also well-suited to continue studies in geological sciences or associated earth sciences at the graduate level.

The BS in Geological Sciences is structured with a core suite of courses and the option to develop a specialization through pursing an emphasis. Available areas of emphasis are:

·         General Geology

·         Engineering Geology

·         Environmental Geosciences

·         Geophysics

·         Hydrogeology

·         Paleontology

The Degree Learning Outcomes for the BS in Geological Sciences are:

1.       Interpret the age of sedimentary rocks using common fossil taxa

2.       Integrate sedimentological and stratigraphic data

3.       Integrate divers physical and structural data

4.       Apply appropriate physical and mechanical principles

5.       Identify and understand minerals and rocks

6.       Integrate chemical data

7.       Construct accurate and interpretive maps

8.       Communicate results

9.       Apply the investigative method

10.   Analyze and interpret earth systems

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Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs Web site was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

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