Geology and Geological Oceanography B.S.

Geological Oceanography Specialization

Highlights of this specialization include a senior research project to be carried out under the direction of a GSO faculty member.

In addition to the core courses required for all B.S. in Geology and Geological Oceanography majors. Students in the Geology Specialization must take the following courses:

  • OCG 301 General Oceanography or OCG 451 Oceanographic Science
  • OCG 440 Geological Oceanography
  • Oceanography elective (400-level or above)
  • OCG 493/494 Geological Oceanography Research Project

Suggested sequence of courses

First Year
Fall (15) Spring (14)
 URI 101  GEO 210
 GEO 103  CHM 101, 102
 NRS 100MTH 131
EEC 105Gen Ed. elective
MTH 103/111 (if needed)  
Second Year
Fall (14) Spring (17)
 GEO 204GEO 320
MTH 132 PHY 111, 186
CHM 112, 114 STA 308
Gen Ed. elective Gen Ed. elective
Third Year
Fall (15) Spring (14-15)
GEO 370 GEO 450
BIO 101, 103 BIO 102, 104
PHY 112, 114 OCG 440
Gen Ed. elective Supporting elective
Fourth Year
Fall (17) Spring (17)
OCG 4XX OCG 451**
OCG 493 / 494Gen. Ed. elective
Supporting elective Supporting elective
Gen. Ed. Elective Supporting elective
Gen. Ed. Elective 

**Students may elect OCG 451 (Spring course) in lieu of OCG 301.

Number of free electives will vary depending on the supporting science and Geoscience electives selected and the number of credits for field camp.

Undergraduate Advisor

Teaching Professor, Undergraduate Advisor

Department of Geosciences