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Environmental Geology (B.S.) 2019-2020 Catalog Year

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences
Website: https://www.fgcu.edu/cas/departments/mes/envirogeobs/
(239) 590-7196
Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.
Program Requirements
  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  2. Common Prerequisites
    For this major, common prerequisite courses with an asterisk (*) require prior knowledge and skills demonstrated through degree acceleration programs (e.g., the College Board's Advanced Placement Program [AP], International Baccalaureate Program [IB], College-Level Examination Program [CLEP], Advanced International Certificate of Education Program [AICE]); dual enrollment; placement exam; or college coursework.

FGCU Course: *CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: CHMX045C
[Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: CHMX046C

FGCU Course: GLY 1010C Physical Geology (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Course: GLYX000C or (GLY X000 and GLYX000L) of GLYX010Ca

FGCU Course: GLY 2100C Historical Geology (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Course: GLYX100C

FGCU Course: *MAC 2311 Calculus I (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: MACX311 
[For MAC 2311 Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

FGCU Course: *PHY 2053C College Physics I w/Lab (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: PHYX053C or  PHYX048C or (PHYX048 and PHYX048L)
[Prerequisites of MAT 1033 minimum grade of C then MAC 1105 minimum grade of C then MAC 1147 minimum grade of C; or relevant accelerated credit; or placement exam]

FGCU Course: *PHY 2054C College Physics II w/Lab (4) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: PHYX054C or PHYX049C or (PHYX049 and PHYX049L)

FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) Minimum grade of C
Acceptable Substitute: STAX023

  1. Required Courses in the Major (30 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    GLY 2030C Environmental Geology (3)
    GLY 3202C Mineralogy & Petrology (3)
    GLY 3603C Geobiology (3)
    GLY 3820C Introduction to Hydrology (3)
    GLY 4071C Paleoclimatology (3)
    GLY 4074C Meteorology & Climatology (3)
    GLY 4400C Structural Geology (3)
    GLY 4700C Coastal & Watershed Geology (3)
    GLY 4892 Senior Capstone: Env Geology (3)
    ISC 3154C Environmental Research Design (3)

  2. Restricted Electives in the Major (12 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select one of the following:
    ISC 4910 Sr. Proj Rsch Intrdisc Nat Sci (3)
    ISC 4940 Internship in Interdis Nat Sci (3)

    Select 9 credits from the following courses:
    EVR 4028 Simulation and Modeling (3)                                                                        
    EVR 4043C Environmental GIS (3)
    EVR 4324 Integrated Ecosystems Mgmt (3)
    GLY 3420C Tectonics and Marine Geology (4)
    GLY 4244C Biogeochemistry (3)
    GLY 4574C Sediment Dynamics (3)
    GLY 4930 Special Topics in Geology(3)
    GLY 4952 Carbonate Deposition Environs (3)
    PCB 3460C Ecosystem Monitor & Resea Method (3)                                                       
    PCB 4036C Landscape & Ecosystems Ecology (3)

  3. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  4. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 120

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