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  • Geology, Bachelor of Arts

    The Bachelor of Arts in geology provides knowledge of the basic concepts related to earth materials and processes, and how to collect and organize geological data in the field. Through laboratory and field-based exercises, students will learn how to interpret geologic maps and cross sections, and to understand the application of the scientific method to solve these problems in teams and individually.

    Geology major page, on campus Geology major page, UF Online

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Pass GLY 4155C Geology of Florida according to the department grading rubric.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Identify, describe and define the basic concepts related to earth materials and processes.
    2. Collect data in the field.
    3. Organize geologic, temporal and spatial data.
    4. Interpret geologic maps and cross sections.
    5. Interpret results using the scientific method.
    6. Produce a clearly and effectively written synthesis of data collected in the field.
    7. Work in teams to solve geologic problems and to present the results of such collaboration effectively.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7
    GLY 2010C I I I I I I I
    GLY 2100C R R R R I
    GLY 3202C R R

    GLY 3603 R R

    R R
    ​GLY 4155C Capstone A A A A A A A
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    Assessment Types

    • Lab assignments
    • Projects
    • Exams
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