Geoscience

Geoscience

CURRICULUM

In the Geoscience Department at HWS, a focus on science with complete immersion in the liberal arts provides students with a framework for developing knowledge, skills and independence. The study of geoscience provides students with a strong preparation for a variety of careers where they can use their expertise to teach, research new scientific questions, monitor environmental changes, manage natural resources, and inform policy-makers and the public.

Many students choose to double major in Geoscience and Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science.

Geoscience offers two disciplinary majors, a B.A. and a B.S., and a disciplinary minor.

Student

COURSE LIST

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Requirements for Major (B.A.)

disciplinary, 12 courses

GEO 182, GEO 184, GEO 186; five additional geoscience courses at 200- or 300-level, not to include GEO 206, GEO 207, or GEO 299; two additional geoscience courses at 200-level or above – GEO 207 may count if not used for the quantitative requirement and abroad courses may count if approved by department; BIOL 167, CHEM 110, CHEM 190, CPSC 124, ENV 203, or PHYS 150; GEO 207, MATH 130, or BIOL 212; Geoscience capstone (GEO 489 – Fulfillment includes any two GEO 300-level or GEO 495 courses and capstone seminar presentation). Credit/no credit options cannot be used for departmental or cognate courses except GEO 299. No more than two courses from another institution may count toward the major.
Declaration/Audit Form (B.A.)

Requirements for Major (B.S.)

disciplinary, 15 courses

GEO 182, GEO 184, GEO 186; five additional geoscience courses at 200- or 300-level, not to include GEO 206, GEO 207, or GEO 299; two additional geoscience courses at 200-level or above – GEO 207 may count if not used for the quantitative requirement and abroad courses may count if approved by department; PHYS 150; CHEM 110 or CHEM 190; MATH 130; GEO 207, MATH 131, or BIOL 212; BIOL 167, CHEM 120, CHEM 240, CPSC 124, ENV 203, or PHYS 160; Geoscience capstone (GEO 489 – Fulfillment includes any two GEO 300-level or GEO 495 courses and capstone seminar presentation). Credit/no credit options cannot be used for departmental or cognate courses except GEO 299. No more than two courses from another institution may count toward the major.
Declaration/Audit Form (B.S.)

Requirements for Minor

disciplinary, 6 courses

GEO 182, GEO 184, or GEO 186; four additional geoscience courses at the 200-level or above; any one additional geoscience course. All courses for the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better. Credit/no credit options cannot be used for departmental or cognate courses except GEO 299. No more than two courses from another institution may count toward the minor. No more than one of the following may count toward the minor: GEO 299, GEO 450, GEO 495, or study abroad.
Minor Declaration/Audit Form



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