B.S. Geology with Engineering Geology Concentration

The B.S. degree is offered for undergraduates who wish to become professional ­geoscientists either after their bachelor’s degree or after subsequent graduate study. It trains students in the essential observational and analytical skills of field geology as well as more applied areas of microscope petrology, geochemistry, and geotechnology. The B.S. degree is designed to give the student a broad and comprehensive understanding of the discipline of geology and a firm background in math, physics, and ­chemistry. 

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the BS in Geology, Engineering Geology Concentration.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 11704
Objective 46
Objective 5 - CHEM 1111, CHEM 1111L, and PHYS 11118
Objective 6 6
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7 - GEOL 1107
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits39

Major Requirements

Required Courses:
MATH 1170Calculus I4
MATH 1175Calculus II3-4
or MATH 3350 Statistical Methods
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 1112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
PHYS 1111General Physics I 13-4
or PHYS 2211 Engineering Physics I
GEOL 1107Real Monsters 23
GEOL 2204Fluid Earth4
GEOL 2205Solid Earth4
GEOL 3310Geologic Field Methods3
GEOL 3313Earth Materials I4
GEOL 3314Earth Materials II4
GEOL 3315Evolution of the Earth's Surface4
GEOL 4403
Principles of Geographic Information Systems
and Principles of GIS Laboratory
GEOL 4421Structural Geology4
GEOL 4450Field Geology 36
GEOL 4452Sedimentation-Stratigraphy4
Concentration in Engineering Geology
GEOL 4454Basic Engineering Geology3
GEOL 4455Geologic Data Methods3
GEOL 4475Essentials of Geomechanics3
GEOL 4476Engineering Geology Project1
CE 4480Earthquake Engineering3
Total Credits73

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education39
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed.)58
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives23
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)