The Geology program consists of a traditional core curriculum with electives that are primarily in the realm of Environmental Science. Candidates for the B.A. and B.S. degrees in Geology must complete 120 credits of course work including satisfaction of the College Group Requirements and the University General Education Requirements, in addition to the Geology major requirements. Most upper level courses involve both a laboratory and a field component. Students are required to satisfactorily complete a Writing Intensive Course, and to complete 6 credits of Geology Field Camp for the B.S. degree or 2 credits of Geology Field Camp for the B.A. degree.
Students are encouraged to use Degree Works to track their current degree progress. Degree Works can be accessed via Academica (a.wayne.edu) beneath the Student Resources tab. Additional information about Degree Works can be found here: wayne.edu/degreeworks.
Degree Works is NOT a substitution for seeing your Academic Advisor.
Students are expected to see their Advisor at least once per semester to track their degree progress and to address any concerns they may have about how courses are categorized within Degree Works.
Choosing the Best Electives for Your Career Interests
Career Interest: Energy (Coal, Oil, Gas, and other energy sources)
Career Interest: Environmental Geology
*Students interested in this career path may want to consider a dual-major or dual-degree option with Biology or Environmental Science; see your advisor for more information.
Career Interest: Geologic Mapping
*Students interested in this career path may want to consider options in Geography as well.
Career Interest: Hazards
Career Interest: Minerals
Career Interest: Planetary Sciences
*Students interested in this career path may want to consider options in Astronomy as well.
Career Interest: Education
*Students interested in this career path may want to consider a dual-degree option in the College of Education.
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Preparing for Geology Field Camp
Geology Field Camp Directory (from Geology.com)
Articles to Read Before Applying to Field Camps
Some things to look for/consider when choosing your field camp experience include:
Scholarships that can be applied towards field camp expenses have been offered by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists. In addition, many of the schools listed below have financial assistance that applies to their own students.
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