Undergraduate Degree programs

EXPERIENTIAL MAJOR MAPS

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Bachelor of Science in Geology

This degree is for students who plan to enter the profession or go to graduate school. The program emphasizes breadth and exposes students to most of the geological disciplines. The Department of EES offers these three B.S. in Geology degree options:

B.S. in Geology (Professional)

The Professional Option is for students who plan to enter the profession or go to graduate school but are uncertain where they want to concentrate. The program emphasizes breadth and exposes students to most of the geological disciplines.

B.S. in Geology (Environmental Science)

The Environmental Science Option emphasizes the application of earth science to environmental problems associated with the hydrosphere, atmosphere and natural hazards.

B.S. in Geology (Engineering Geology)

The Engineering Geology Option is for students who are interested in combining Geology with Civil Engineering coursework to work with engineering firms on construction and environmental problems.


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

This degree is designed for students who plan to work in the environmental and sustainability sectors. It emphasizes interdisciplinary training related to environmental sciences and is designed for students who plan to enter the profession or go to graduate school.


Bachelor of Arts in Geology

This degree is for students who want to combine Geology with other professional interests. The Department of EES offers three B.A. in Geology degree options:

B.A. in Geology (General)

The General Option is for students who want to combine Geology with other professional interests.

B.A. in Geology (Geographic Information Systems)

The Geographic Information Systems Option is for students who want to combine Geology with computer technology to store and analyze spatial data using GIS software.

B.A. in Geology with Composite Science Teacher Certification (UTeach Arlington)

The Composite Science Teacher Certification Option is for students who want teacher certification, which is offered through the College of Science’s UTeach Arlington program.


Minor in Geology

A minimum total of 18 credit hours (including a minimum of 6 hours at the 3000-4000 level) are required. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 9 hours at UTA, 6 of which must be 3000-4000 level. A 2.0 GPA is required for coursework in the minor. The following courses cannot be used for the minor: GEOL 3100, GEOL 3340, GEOL 4189, GEOL 4190, GEOL 4289, GEOL 4393.


Certification in Geographic Information Systems

Certification in Geographic Information Systems is designed for students in non-Earth and Environmental Sciences majors who want to become proficient in spatial data analysis, which is used in business, liberal arts, engineering and architecture disciplines.

This is a certification program and it does not lead to a second major or minor. However, students may use these courses to count towards a Geology minor. Students who are in the Geology B.A. Geographic Information Systems Option or Geoinformatics B.S. degree plans may not also earn this certificate, as the certificate courses are required for those degrees.

Students must obtain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the required courses in order to earn the certificate.