Geochemistry

Amy L. Sheldon, Coordinator (ISC 252)

Faculty of the Departments of Geological Sciences and Chemistry.

This program provides a background in Geological Sciences and Chemistry as well as related areas such as Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. The synthesis of these interrelated disciplines will prepare the student for graduate–level study and a professional career in geochemistry or related fields.

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Total credit hours required to complete major: 75

Basic Requirements
52 semester hours

GSCI 111
Geological Sciences I
4

GSCI 112
Geological Sciences II
4

GSCI 210
Mineralogy
3

GSCI 220
Petrology
3

GSCI 315
Principles of Geochemistry AND/OR


GSCI 320
Isotope Geology
3(6*)

GSCI 391
Seminar
1



Electives selected from the following:
12(9*)

GSCI 305
Economic Geology


GSCI 341
Principles of Structural Geology


GSCI 347
Groundwater Hydrology


GSCI 351
Stratigraphy


GSCI 352
Sedimentation


GSCI 370
Principles of Optical Mineralogy


CHEM 120
General Chemistry I
3

CHEM 121
General Chemistry I Laboratory
1

CHEM 122
General Chemistry II
3

CHEM 125
Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
1

CHEM 211
Organic Chemistry I
3

CHEM 212
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1

CHEM 213
Organic Chemistry II
3

CHEM 214
Qualitative Organic Analysis
1

CHEM 240
Analytical Chemistry
3

CHEM 324
Principles of Physical Chemistry
3

*When GSCI 315 AND 320 are taken, 9 hours of GSCI electives are required.

Related Requirements
23 semester hours

MATH 221
Calculus I
4

MATH 222
Calculus II
4

PHYS 123
Analytical Physics I
3

PHYS 124
Analytical Physics I Laboratory
1

PHYS 125
Analytical Physics II
3

PHYS 126
Analytical Physics II Laboratory
1

**CSCI 119
Object-oriented Programming or


CSCI 120
Procedural Programming
3

**BIOL 117, 118
General Biology I/Lab
4


**or substitute course approved by the program director

Total hours as outlined

Geological Sciences/Chemistry Required
52

Related Requirements
23

Total
75

Minimum Competence Requirement

A grade of C– or better is required for each of the following courses: GSCI 111, 112, 210, 220, 315/320, and 391; CHEM 120, 121, 122, 125, 211, 212, 213 and 214.

Department Writing Requirement

Students in Geochemistry will satisfy the writing requirement of either the department of Geological Sciences or Chemistry. The determination will be made by Dr. Sheldon, the Coordinator, and/or advisor upon review of student’s course selection. Students must consult with their advisor to ensure that they meet the College’s writing requirement.