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2015-2016 Academic Catalog
California State University, Stanislaus
  Feb 19, 2018
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geology B.S.

View information for the Department of Physics, Physical Sciences, and Geology , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Geology is designed to provide the kind of comprehensive background required for students who wish to seek additional training in graduate and/or professional schools. A concentration in Applied Geology serves as professional preparation for employment as hydrologist, engineering geologist, and environmental geologist.


1. Complete University General Education requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree.

(51 units minimum)

Click here to view General Education requirements. 

2. Complete the following prerequisites to the major:

(24 units)

3. Complete the major of not less than 52 units, as specified for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Some of these units can be counted toward completion of the Applied Geology concentration.

4. Completion of a minor or a concentration is not required.

The Major

(52 units)

2. Select a minimum of 12 units from the following electives.

No more than two courses from list b. can be used to satisfy this requirement. Substitution of courses is permitted by approval of adviser.

Applied Geology Concentration

(11 units)

Students wishing to have the Applied Geology Concentration may do so by completing the following courses to satisfy the elective course requirements of the B.S. degree:

Environmental Sciences Concentration

A Geology major may complete additional requirements in the sciences and mathematics to qualify for a concentration in Environmental Sciences. This program requires study in biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physical sciences, along with an environmental seminar and investigation of an environmentally related problem. Further details are found in the Environmental Sciences  section of this catalog.