Requirements for the Major in Geology

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Requirements for the Major in Geology

In order to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Geoscience - Geology from UT Martin, a student must successfully complete a structured-but-flexible geoscience and general education curriculum.


This includes the following:

  • Geology 110 (Physical Geology) - 4 credit hours
  • Geology 120 (Environmental Geology) - 4 credit hours
  • Geology 210 (Methods in Geoscience) - 2 credit hours
  • Geology 320 (Mineralogy) - 4 credit hours
  • Geology 330 (Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology) - 4 credit hours
  • Geology 340 (History of the Earth) - 4 credit hours
  • Geology 350 (Principles of Paleontology) - 4 credit hours
  • Geology 360 (Sedimentology) - 3 credit hours
  • Geology 370 (Principles of Stratigraphy) - 2 credit hours
  • Geology 400 (Structural Geology) - 4 credit hours
  • Geology 450 (Methods in Field Geology) - 3 credit hours
  • A minimum of seven (7) additional credit hours of upper division geology courses (electives)
  • The UT Martin General Education requirements
  • The UT Martin Bachelor of Science degree requirements

An advising check-sheet is available as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file by clicking here.



  • Grades of C or higher must be made in every geology course used to complete the major.
  • A minor degree from a different academic discipline is optional.
  • Refer to the latest or declared Undergraduate Catalog for official information.
  • Requirements subject to change with notice in latest current Undergraduate Catalog.

At UT Martin, students are allowed to satisfy the requirements for a bachelor's degree under any catalog in effect within 10 years of the date of graduation and provided that they were enrolled at UT Martin or any other Tennessee public community college when the catalog was in effect. However, this does not obligate the university to offer a discontinued course.


For more information about UT Martin's general education requirements, go to the main page of the Office of Academic Records and click on the "University Catalog" link.