Geology, B.S.

The major in geology provides students with an understanding of the materials that make up the Earth and the physical, chemical, and biological processes that have operated on and within the Earth throughout its history.


The major consists of a minimum of ten courses including

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And two additional 600-level courses including accompanying laboratories where scheduled. Students must earn a C- or better in 211 to qualify for further enrollment in EENS courses.


All majors must complete

Mathematics must be

These supporting science and mathematics courses may not be taken satisfactory /unsatisfactory. In the senior year, all students are required to complete a capstone experience course. In the junior and senior years, students preparing to enter graduate school are strongly urged to elect additional courses in their discipline; this may result in students attaining more than the total number of credits required for graduation (see Newcomb-Tulane core curriculum for provisions for earning graduate credit in the senior year). All majors are expected to participate in certain departmental field trips (held annually or semiannually) and special lecture programs given by visiting speakers.