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Geology at Berry College

Although Berry College does not currently offer a major in Geology, there are two options that students interested in Geology may pursue. Berry offers a minor in Geology, which can be paired with a major in any discipline. Students may also major in Environmental Science with a concentration in Geoscience. Information about the course requirements for these two programs is given below. More information can be found in the Berry College Catalog.

Requirements for the Geology Minor

A minor in Geology requires at least 18 hours, as follows:

Required

GEO 101 Physical Geology 3-2-4
GEO 102 Historical Geology 3-2-4

Any of the following totaling 10 or more hours

GEO 210 Weathering, Sediments and Soils 3-3-4
GEO 320 Environmental Geology 3-3-4
GEO 420 Hydrology 3-2-4
GEO 498 Directed Study 1 to 4 hours

From the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

GEO 482 Coastal Marine Geology 2-2-3
BIO 315 Marine Science I: Oceanography 3-0-3
BIO 315L Marine Science I: Oceanography Lab 0-4-2

Requirements for the Geoscience Concentration in Environmental Science

Listed below are the requirements for the student planning a major in Environmental Science with a Geoscience concentration. The EVS Program Website provides more details about the program, as well as course requirements for other concentrations.

Core Courses: For a Geoscience concentration in Environmental Science, each student must complete all of the EVS core requirements listed below.

BIO 112 Principles of Biology II 3-2-4
CHM 108 General Chemistry I 3-3-4
ECO 110 Principles of Economics 3-0-3
EVS 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 3-2-4
GEO 101 Physical Geology 3-2-4
MAT 210 Elementary Statistics 3-0-3
PHI 359WI Environmental Ethics 3-0-3
GOV 211 American National Government 3-0-3
EVS 405WI Environmental Science Methods 3-2-4
EVS 490 Environmental Science Seminar 1-0-1

Geoscience Concentration Courses: Each student must also complete the courses required for the Geoscience concentration.

Required

GEO 210 Weathering, Sediments and Soils 3-3-4
GEO 320 Environmental Geology 3-3-4
GEO 420 Hydrology 3-2-4
CHM 250 Environmental Chemistry 3-3-4

At least 7 hours from the following (only one course may be taken at the 100 level)

BIO 205 Principles of Ecology 3-3-4
BIO 315 Marine Science I: Oceanography 3-4-5
CHM 109 General Chemistry II 3-3-4
CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I 3-3-4
CHM 315 Analytical Chemistry 3-3-4
GEO 102 Historical Geology 3-2-4
GEO 482 Coastal Marine Geology* 2-2-3
PHY 111 Mechanics, Heat, and Sound 3-2-4

* Offered through the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Electives: Each student must also complete at least 9 hours of electives offered by a School other than the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Approved electives for the Geoscience concentration are listed below.

ANT 200 Cultural Anthropology 3-0-3
BUS 210 Legal Environment of Business 3-0-3
COM 301 Writing for the Mass Media 2-2-3
ECO 470 Environmental Economics* 3-0-3
GOV 207 Contemporary World Issues 3-0-3
SOC 340 Population, Resources and Environment* 3-0-3

* Please check catalog listing for prerequisites.

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