Geological Sciences


Hours74 - 75 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.
No D credit is allowed in major courses.
requirement 2 Complete 2.0 hours from the following course(s)
Take 4 times.
requirement 7
All students are required to construct a portfolio of their work that includes samples of their writing, scientific data analysis, and presentations - both oral and written. The portfolio will be evaluated during the semester before graduation.
Program Outcomes: 

Effective Inquiry and Communication

Demonstrate competence in scientific inquiry, writing, and oral presentation.

Professional Preparation

Be employable in geology-related fields, or able to further their education in graduate programs.

Technical Competence

Demonstrate competence in relevant computer applications, laboratory methods, and field methods.

Discussing Society's Impact on the Planet

Demonstrate the ability to critically discuss issues related to geology that impact society and planet Earth.

Discussing Science and Religion

Demonstrate the ability to critically discuss the relationship between science and religion.