Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Jul 19, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geosciences (ID), B.S.


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Requirements for Interdepartmental Majors:


Interdepartmental majors will follow the guidelines as described in Academic Program and Policies section in this catalog.

The interdepartmental geosciences major must be approved by the chair of the Geosciences Department and should include a plan written in consultation with advisors from both departments to form a cohesive and integrated major.

There are two options as follows:


Option 1 (Geosciences / Other)


Students who wish to have their interdepartmental major listed as Geosciences / Other (i.e. Geosciences / Physics, Geosciences / Biology), etc.) are required to take eight geology courses.

The 8 required geosciences courses include:

Option 2 (Other / Geosciences)


Students who wish to have their interdepartmental major listed as Other / Geosciences (i.e. Physics / Geosciences, Biology / Geosciences) are required to take six geosciences courses.

The 6 required geosciences courses include:

Requirements for Honors in Geosciences:


The major requirements as specified above are required, as are the GPA requirements of Union College described elsewhere in this catalog. A senior research thesis is required, consisting of at least two terms of GEO 495 , GEO 496  or GEO 497  (independent research with a faculty member). Theses involving GEO 497  must be completed by the end of the 6th week of the Spring term. An oral public presentation and defense in the spring term is also required. Successful defense of the thesis is determined by a vote of the geosciences faculty. 

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