Geology Comprehensive Major: Geoarchaeology Emphasis

Program Requirements

The Geoarchaeology Emphasis requires a minimum of 60 credits:

GEOL 101Physical Geology3
GEOL 105Physical Geology Laboratory1
GEOL 201Historical Geology (with laboratory)4
GEOL 302Geoscience Writing2
GEOL 310Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (with laboratory)4
GEOL 320Geomorphology (with laboratory)4
GEOL 345Structural Geology (with laboratory)4
GEOL 450Field Geology4
One of the following:3
Research in Volcanology and Petrology (with laboratory)
Research in Geomorphology (with laboratory)
Research in Structure and Tectonics (with laboratory)
Research in Basin Analysis (with laboratory)
Required Supporting Courses
ANTH 107Introduction to General Anthropology (GT-SS3)3
ANTH 218Physical Anthropology (with laboratory)4
ANTH 219Archaeology (with laboratory)4
ANTH 230Cultural Anthropology (with laboratory)4
GEOG 340Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
Select two of the following:7-8
Analysis of Material Culture (with laboratory)
Archaeology of Colorado
Archaeology Field School
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
One of the following:3
Statistical Thinking (GT-MA1)
Probability and Statistics
Total Credits60-62

Capstone Course Requirement

One of the following: GEOL 411 RESEARCH/VOLCANOLOGY&PETROLOGYGEOL 420 RESEARCH IN GEOMORPHOLOGYGEOL 435 Research in Structure and Tectonics (with laboratory) , or GEOL 465 RESEARCH IN BASIN ANALYS W/LABEDUC 409 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING(Secondary Licensure in Earth-Space Science Emphasis).

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements