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Geology Major Programs

A.B. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
40-43
Geology 3, 3L, 50, 50L, 60 13
Mathematics 16A-16B or 21A-21B 6-8
Chemistry 2A-2B 10
Physics 7A-7B 8
Statistics 13 or 13V or 32 or 100 3-4
Depth Subject Matter
36
Geology 101, 101L, 103, 107, 107L, 108, 109, 109L 20
Additional upper division electives chosen from Geology 130-194 courses (only one of GEL/EDU 181 or GEL/EDU 183 may be applied toward elective credit), Hydrologic Science 144, 146 and related fields approved in advance by major adviser. No more than three units upper division elective credit for Geology 115-120 courses. Maximum of six units upper division elective credit for Geology 192 or 194A-194B or 194HA-194HB 16
Total Units for the Major
76-79
Recommended. Chemistry 100 or Hydrologic Science 134, Physics 7C.

B.S. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
57-59
Geology 3, 3L, 50, 50L, 60, 62 15
Mathematics 21A-21B-21C 12
Chemistry 2A-2B 10
Select one of the following three options:
General Geology option:
Chemistry 2C or Geology 132 or Hydrologic Science 134 5-6
Statistics 32 or 100 3-4
Physics 7A-7B-7C or 9A-9B-9C 12
Geochemistry/Petrology option:
Chemistry 2C or Geology 132 or Hydrologic Science 134 5-6
Statistics 32 or 100 3-4
Mathematics 21D 4
Physics 9A-9B 10
Quantitative/Geophysics option:
Mathematics 21D, 22A 7
Physics 9A-9B-9C 15
Depth Subject Matter
52
Geology 101, 101L, 103, 105, 106, 107, 107L, 108, 109, 109L, 110 36
Additional upper division electives chosen from Geology 130-194 courses (only one of GEL/EDU 181 or GEL/EDU 183 may be applied toward elective credit), Hydrologic Science 144, 146 and related fields approved in advance by major adviser. No more than three units upper division elective credit for Geology 115-120 courses. Maximum of six units upper division elective credit for Geology 192 or 194A-194B or 194HA-194HB 16
Total Units for the Major
109-111
English Composition Requirement. It is recommended that all majors complete the English composition requirement (University Writing Program 101 or 102 or 104 or the equivalent) before or concurrently with the following courses: Geology 101, 105, 106, 108, 109L, 110.
Recommended. For the B.S. degree, one or more of the following courses are recommended for any of the options or to supplement the options as listed:
General Geology option: Mathematics 21D, 22A, 22B, Physics 9A-9B-9C instead of 7A-7B-7C, Statistics 104, 106, 108.
Geochemistry/Petrology option: Mathematics 22A, Physics 9C, Hydrology 134 or Chemistry 2C or Chemistry 100 or Chemistry 110A or Geology 132.
Quantitative/Geophysics option: Mathematics 22B, Statistics 32 or 100, Hydrology 134 or Chemistry 2C or Chemistry 100 or Geology 132.
Major Advisers. J.M. McClain, R. Motani, M.E. Oskin

Minor Program Requirements:

Students majoring in Geology can acquire a minor in the related fields of Oceanography, Geophysics or Environmental Geology. The requirements for those minors are listed alphabetically in this Catalog.
 
UNITS
Geology
19-24
Select one of the four emphases below.
General Geology emphasis
19-20
Geology 50 (or 1) and 50L 5-6
Geology 101, 107, 108, 109 11
Geology 116 or 134 3
Minor Advisers. Same as major advisers.
Engineering Geology emphasis 19-22
Geology 50 and 50L 5
Civil Engineering 171, 171L 5
Three courses from: Geology 134, 161, 162, Hydrologic Science 103, 144, 146, Soil Science 118, 120 9-12
Minor Advisers. Same as major advisers.
Geochemistry emphasis 19-22
Geology 60 and either 146 or 148 7
Chemistry 110A and 110B, or Materials Science and Engineering 130 and 134 6
Chemistry majors may substitute one of the elective courses for Chemistry 110B.
Two elective courses chosen from Chemistry 110C, Geology 108, 146, 148, Hydrologic Science 134, Soil Science 102 6-9
Chemistry 110C and Materials Science and Engineering 134 cannot both be counted toward the minor.
Minor Advisers. Same as major advisers.
Paleobiology emphasis 20-21
Geology 107, 107L, 108 8
Geology 141 or 144 3
At least nine additional units from: Anthropology 151, 152, Evolution and Ecology 100, 101, 102, 105, 112, 112L, 140, 149, Geology 109, 150C 8-9
Minor Advisers. R. Motani, G. Vermeij
Science Teaching Credential. Students who might wish to become a teacher should consult an adviser in the CalTeach/Mathematics and Science Teaching Program (CalTeach/MAST; http://mast.ucdavis.edu) at their first opportunity in order to combine the prerequisites for a credential program with General Education requirements. CalTeach/MAST also offers seminars that give participants required experience in elementary, middle school, and high school classrooms. Students hoping to teach Earth and Planetary Science may prepare by satisfying the requirements for the B.S. degree in Natural Sciences (http://naturalsciences.ucdavis.edu) or the A.B. degree in Geology (76-79 units) and 34 additional units of science as outlined below. Students may also prepare for the science credential by completing the B.S. degree in Geology (109-111 units) and an additional 22 units as indicated by the asterisks (*) below.
 
UNITS
Biological Sciences 2A-2B-2C*
15
Chemistry 2C 5
Physics 7C 4
Mathematics 16C 3
Geology 36* 4
Geology 116N* 3
Teaching Credential Subject Representative. S. J. Carlson. See also the Teaching Credential/M.A. Program on page 125.
Related Major Program. See also Marine and Coastal Science, on page 417.
Graduate Study. The department offers programs of study and research leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology. For more information, see http://geology.ucdavis.edu/students/grad.
Graduate Advisers. M.L. Billen, E.S. Cowgill, S. Mukhopadhyay
Natural Sciences Major Program

B.S. Major Requirements:

 
UNITS
Preparatory Subject Matter
68-74
Chemistry 2A-2B-2C 15
Biological Sciences 2A-2B-2C 15
Geology 2, 3, 3L, 50L, 60 13
Mathematics 16A-16B-16C or 17A-17B-17C or 21A-21B-21C 9-12
Physics 7A-7B-7C or 9A-9B-9C 12-15
Statistics 100 4
Depth Subject Matter
42
Concentration (chosen from among the four fields of concentration listed below) 27
Supplementary Field; chosen from among the four fields listed below. May not include the same field as the concentration. The same course may not be used to fulfill the requirements for both a Concentration and a Supplementary Field. 15
Total Units for the Major
110-116
Fields of Concentration:
Chemistry 27-36
Chemistry 105 4
Chemistry 107A-107B or 110A-110B-110C 6-12
Chemistry 118A-118B or 128A-128B-129A-129B 8-10
Chemistry 124A 3
One course from Chemistry 100, 104, 118C, 128C 3-4
Three units from Chemistry 197, 199 or Education/Geology 181, 183 3
Earth Science 27
Geology 62, 101, 101L, 105, 109, 109L, 116N, 163 21
Once course from Geology 107, 108, 131 3
Three units from Geology 199 or Education/Geology 181, 183 3
Life Science 27-33
Chemistry 8A-8B or 118A-118B-118C 6-12
Biological Sciences 101 4
Evolution and Ecology 100, 101 or approved electives and Biological Sciences 105 8
Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101 5
Four units from Biological Sciences 199, Evolution and Ecology 199, Molecular and Cellular Biology 199, or Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 199 or Education/Geology 181, 183 4
Physics 27
Chemistry 107A, 110A 7
Geology 161, 162, 163 9
Physics 108, 108L, 160 7
Four units from Physics 199 or Education/Geology 181, 183 4
Supplementary Fields:
Chemistry 15-17
Chemistry 100 3
Chemistry 104 or 105 3-4
Chemistry 107A 3
Chemistry 118A or 128A 3-4
Chemistry 124A 3
Other Chemistry or related science courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the major adviser.
Earth Science 15
Geology 108, 109, 109L, 116N 10
Geology 138 or 140 4
Approved elective 1
Other Geology or related science courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the major adviser.
Life Science 15
Biological Sciences 101* 4
Evolution and Ecology 100 4
Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101 5
Approved electives 2
Other Biological Sciences or related science courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the major adviser.
Physics 15
Physics 108 3
Chemistry 107A 7
Geology 161, 162, 163 9
Approved electives 2
Other Physics or related science courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the major adviser.
*Note: Students pursuing a concentration in earth science or physics may not have had the necessary prerequisites in organic chemistry.
Major Advisers. T.M. Hill, R. Motani
Related Major Program. See also Marine and Coastal Science.

 

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