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College of Science & MathematicsProgram Map
Major:
BA Geology
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Dept. of Geology and Geography
Catalog Year:
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Student:EID:
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FreshmanFall Sem
Grade
HrsMilestonesSpringSem
Grade
HrsMilestones
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FYE 1220First Year Experience2Complete ENGL 1101*ENGL 1102Composition II3Complete ENGL 1102
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*ENGL 1101Composition I3GEOL 1122General Historical Geology4
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MATH 1112
or MATH 1113 Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus
3Complete Area A MATH requirements
CHEM 1211K
Principles of Chemistry I4Begin required Foreign Language
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GEOL 1121Introduction to the Earth4or CHEM 1211/1211L
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POLS 1101American Government3Complete FYE 1220FORL 1001Beginning Foreign Language I3Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
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KINS 1525Concepts of Health and PE2
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Get started in Major (Complete GEOL 1121)
Utilize academic success and tutoring services
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Total15
Explore campus activities and organizations
Total16
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Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Use Academic Success Center for help with time management, study tips, procrastination, and more.
Be sure to read the weekly newsletter from your academic advisor to stay up to date with what is going on in your major.
Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Use Academic Success Center for help with time management, study tips, procrastination, and more.
Additional free electives may be taken if you place out of FORL 1001 or 1002 (due to HS foreign language)
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Target credit hours 31/124Total credit hours earned31
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SophomoreFall Sem
Grade
HrsMilestonesSpringSem
Grade
HrsMilestones
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GEOL 3541Mineralogy4
Maintain a “C” average in all GEOL coursework
GEOL 3542Petrology4
Consider a leadership role in an organization
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CHEM 1212K
Principles of Chemistry II4HIST 2110US: A Comprehensive Survey3
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or CHEM 1212/1212L
Complete the Principles of Chemistry sequence
or HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
Create personal resume (use Office of Career and
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HIST 1112Survey of World History II/Civ II3Area C Arts & Humanities elective3Professional Development)
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or HIST 1111 World History I
Get to know a Geology faculty member you can
Area E Social Science elective3
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Area C
Literature & Philosophy elective
3seek out as a mentorFORL 2001
Intermediate Foreign Language I
3
Get to know a Geology faculty member you can
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FORL 1002Beginning Foreign Language II3seek out as a mentor
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Total17Total16
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Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Visit the Major and Career Exploration Center to learn more about potential career paths for your major!
Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Take an Area B elective if you place out of FORL 2001 (had 3 years of high school foreign language)
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Target credit hours 62/124Total credit hours earned64
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JuniorFall Sem
Grade
HrsMilestonesSpringSem
Grade
HrsMilestones
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GEOL 5440Structural Geology4Complete CORE 2000GEOL 5142Stratigraphy & Sedimentation4
Maintain "C" average in all GEOL courses
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Area F
Advisor-approved Science elective
3Begin courses for required MinorArea D1Lab Science elective4
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FORL 2002
Intermediate Foreign Language II
3Area D2Math/Sci/Tech Elective3
Research potential grad programs and employers
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Course for Required Minor3GIS Minor RecommendedCourse for Required Minor3
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(GEOG 3440 recommended)(GEOG 5441 recommended)
Go over a graduation plan with academic advisor
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CORE 2000CORE Capstone Course1
Begin attending Career Fair events to explore
Free Elective Course1
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possibilities and meet regional recruiters
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Total14
Complete Intermediate Foreign Language II
Total15
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Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Talk with recruiters at career fairs, even if they are not hiring for your specific degree. Find out what they look for in applicants.
Take an Area B elective if you place out of FORL 20012 (had 4 years of high school foreign language)
Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor before your registration date so that you can register on time.
Consider a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and apply for the summer.
Consider when to take entrance exam if applying to graduate or professional school.
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Target credit hours 93/124Total credit hours earned93
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SeniorFall Sem
Grade
HrsMilestonesSpringSem
Grade
HrsMilestones
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GEOL 3000+
Upper-Division Major Elective3Apply for graduation
GEOL 3000+
Upper-Division Major Elective3Complete major & minor requirements
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GEOL 3000+
Upper-Division Major Elective3Course for Required Minor3
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Course for Required Minor3Attend a Career Fair(GEOG 4543 recommended)GRADUATE!
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(GEOG 4542 recommended)Area D1Lab Science elective4
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Course for Required Minor3Free Elective Course(s)6
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Free Elective Course3
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Total15Total16
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Tips: Make an appointment with your academic advisor and register (before Juniors!) to get your final courses for graduation.
Check DegreeWorks and get in touch with your advisor via email to verify you are on track to graduate!
Tips: Make an appointment with your advisor to be sure that you are approved to graduate.
Begin seeking job opportunities or applying to graduate programs.
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Target credit hours 124/124
Total credit hours earned124
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* A grade of “C” or better is required.
Georgia Southern University accepts the premise that ultimately a student's program is his or her own responsibility.
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Taking any coursework that does not fit within your chosen program of study may impact your financial aid.
beginning in 2018 - 2019 Catalog
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