Effective Fall 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
Select one from the following: 3
Introduction to Astronomy (GT-SC2)3A 
Oceanography (GT-SC2)3A 
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Select one group from the following: 4
Group A:
  
Exploring Earth: Physical Geology (GT-SC2)3A 
Introductory Geology Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B:
  
Physical Geology for Scientists and Engineers  
GEOL 154Historical and Analytical Geology 4
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A4
Select one from the following: 4
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B 
Arts and Humanities3B3
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
CHEM 113General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II 1
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)3C3
EDUC 340Literacy and the Learner 3
GEOL 232Mineralogy 3
LIFE 103Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants 4
Select one from the following: 4
Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B 
Calculus for Biological Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B 
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
Science Elective1 3
Advanced Writing23
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 33
Junior
 
EDUC 331Educational Technology and Assessment 2
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/Management 3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction I 1
Select two Geology Elective courses from the following: 6-8
The Solid Earth  
Paleontology  
Stratigraphy and Sedimentology  
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology  
Sedimentary Petrology and Geochemistry  
Structural Geology  
Environmental Geology  
Hydrogeology  
GEOL 454Geomorphology 4
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A5
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A5
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
 Total Credits 29-31
Senior
 
ATS 350Introduction to Weather and Climate 2
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and Assessment 4
EDUC 460Methods and Materials in Teaching Science 4
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: Secondary4A,4B,4C11
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction II 1
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional Relations4C1
Select one Geology Elective course not taken elsewhere from the following:  3-4
The Solid Earth  
Paleontology  
Stratigraphy and Sedimentology  
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology  
Sedimentary Petrology and Geochemistry  
Structural Geology  
Environmental Geology  
Hydrogeology  
Arts and Humanities3B3
 Total Credits 29-30
 Program Total Credits: 121-124
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Select course(s) in consultation with advisor.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
All Geology Education majors must maintain a 2.75 GPA and receive a C or better in all content and education courses for licensure.  All course work must be completed prior to Student Teaching (AUCC 4A/4B/4C requirement).  Admission into the teacher licensure program is required for phase II education courses and above.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
Select one group from the following:   4
Group A:
    
Exploring Earth: Physical Geology (GT-SC2) X3A 
Introductory Geology Laboratory (GT-SC1) X3A 
Group B:
    
Physical Geology for Scientists and Engineers X  
LIFE 102Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1) X3A4
Select one course from the following:   4
Calculus for Biological Scientists I (GT-MA1) X1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1) X1B 
MATH 117, MATH 118 may be necessary for some students to fulfill pre-calculus requirements.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Introduction to Astronomy (GT-SC2)  3A 
Oceanography (GT-SC2)  3A 
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2) X3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1) X3A1
GEOL 154Historical and Analytical Geology X 4
Arts and Humanities  3B3
GEOL 120/GEOL 121 or GEOL 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 126 may be necessary for some students to fulfill pre-calculus requirements. X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 113General Chemistry II X 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II X 1
GEOL 232Mineralogy X 3
STAT 301Introduction to Statistical Methods X 3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Science Elective   3
CHEM 111, CHEM 112, GEOL 154 and MATH 155 or MATH 160 must be completed by the end of Semester 3.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3) X3C3
EDUC 340Literacy and the Learner X 3
LIFE 103Biology of Organisms-Animals and Plants X 4
Select one course from the following:   4
Calculus for Biological Scientists II (GT-MA1) X1B 
Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1) X1B 
Advanced Writing  23
CO 150, GEOL 232 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   17
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 331Educational Technology and Assessment X 2
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/Management X 3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction I X 1
Select one course from the following:   3-4
The Solid Earth X  
Paleontology X  
Stratigraphy and Sedimentology X  
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology X  
Sedimentary Petrology and Geochemistry X  
Structural Geology X  
Environmental Geology X  
Hydrogeology X  
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1) X3A5
EDUC 275, EDUC 340, MATH 255 or MATH 161, STAT 301 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   14-15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3-4
The Solid Earth X  
Paleontology X  
Stratigraphy and Sedimentology X  
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology X  
Sedimentary Petrology and Geochemistry X  
Structural Geology X  
Environmental Geology X  
Hydrogeology X  
GEOL 454Geomorphology X 4
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1) X3A5
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
EDUC 331, EDUC 350, EDUC 386, PH 141 must be completed by the end of Semester 6.X   
 Total Credits   15-16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ATS 350Introduction to Weather and Climate   2
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and AssessmentX  4
EDUC 460Methods and Materials in Teaching ScienceX  4
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction IIX  1
Select one course from the following:   3-4
The Solid Earth    
Paleontology    
Stratigraphy and Sedimentology    
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology    
Sedimentary Petrology and Geochemistry    
Structural Geology    
Environmental Geology    
Hydrogeology    
Arts and Humanities  3B3
 Total Credits   17-18
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: SecondaryX 4A,4B,4C11
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional RelationsX 4C1
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   12
 Program Total Credits:   121-124