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    Geology, Bachelor of Science

    The Bachelor of Science in geology provides knowledge of the basic concepts, theories, observational findings related to earth materials and processes, minerals and rocks, geologic time, stratigraphy and landforms. Through laboratory and field-based exercises, students will learn how to analyze data in the published literature, synthesize analog and digital datasets to produce geological maps, and understand the application of the scientific method to solve geological problems in teams and individually.

    Geology major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Pass GLY 4790 Summer Field Camp 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. Identify and describe minerals and rocks.
    3. Define geologic time, stratigraphy and landforms.
    4. Analyze data in the published literature.
    5. Synthesize analog and digital datasets to produce geologic maps.
    6. Apply the scientific method to the analysis of published and self-generated data.
    7. Use computers for the presentation of geologic maps and data.
    8. Solve geologic problems in teams and present the result 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 SLO 8
    GLY 2010C I I I I   I   I
    GLY 2100C R R R R I R  I R
    GLY 3200C R R R
    R   R
    GLY 4310C R R R R R R R R
    GLY 4790 Capstone A A A A A A A A
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    Assessment Types

    • Six weeks of practical field exercises and mapping, including observation and data collection in New Mexico and the western USA
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