International Field Geosciences Joint

Bachelor of Science - International Field Geos Joint

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 108

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: This degree is designed specifically for students who seek to combine a rigorous education in the Geosciences with a yearlong international Geosciences experience and an emphasis on field-based learning. It requires attending classes and living overseas. Most of the course work completed during the year abroad will take place at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. For students who satisfy all degree requirements, a joint B.S. degree in International Field Geosciences will be awarded by The University of Montana and the University College Cork.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Lower Division Core12
Upper Division Core12
Degree Electives15
Physics10
Chemistry8-10
Math7-8
Computer Science3-4
Upper Division Writing4
Languages8
German
Irish
Overseas Coursework33-36
Total Hours112-119

Lower Division Core

Rule: Must complete all of the following courses

GEO 101NIntroduction to Physical Geology3
GEO 102NIntroduction to Physical Geology Lab1
GEO 211Earth's History and Evolution4
GEO 225Earth Materials4
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Core

Rule: Must complete all of the following subcategories

Minimum Required Grade: C-

12 Total Credits Required

Subcategory 1

Rule: Must complete all of the following courses

GEO 315Structural Geology4
GEO 318Climate System Dynamics4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Subcategory 2

Rule: Must complete 1 of the following courses

GEO 309Sedimentation/Stratigraphy4
or GEO 443 Principles of Sedimentary Petrology
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Degree Electives

Select 15 credits from the following:15
Igneous & Metamorph Petrology
Sedimentation/Stratigraphy
Paleobiology
Global Water
Geochemistry
Hydrogeology
Global Tectonics
Principles of Sedimentary Petrology
Process Geomorphology
Special Topics
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Physics

10 Total Credits Required

Select one of the following sequences:10
Option 1:
College Physics I
College Physics I Laboratory
College Physics II
College Physics II Laboratory
Option 2 with Calculus:
Fund of Physics w/Calc I
Physics Laboratory I w/Calc
Fund of Physics w/Calc II
Physics Laboratory II w/Calc
Total Hours10

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Chemistry

Rule: Must complete 1 of the following subcategories

8-10 Total Credits Required

Chemistry Option 18
Introduction to General Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab
Chemistry Option 210
College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab
College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Math

Rule: Must complete 1 of the following subcategories

7-8 Total Credits Required

Math Option 17
Applied Calculus
Applied Differential Equations (Applied Differential Equations)
Math Option 28
Calculus I
Calculus II

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Computer Science

Select one of the following:3-4
Computer Mdlng/Science Majors
Intro to GIS and Cartography
Introduction to Statistics
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper Division Writing

Rule: Must complete the following course

Note: This course is recommended to complete the upper division writing requirement in Geosciences but students may also select from the university-approved list of upper division writing courses to fulfill this requirement.

GEO 320Global Water4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Languages

Rule: Must complete 1 of the following subcategories (the "test out provision" applies as administered by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures).

6-10 Total Credits Required

German

Rule: May complete the following language sequence

GRMN 101Elementary German I4
GRMN 102Elementary German II4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Irish

Rule: May complete the following language sequence

IRSH 101Elementary Irish4
IRSH 102Elementary Irish II4
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Overseas Coursework

Rule: Must complete the following courses and field work at University College of Cork and Potsdam University

Note: In addition to Geosciences coursework completed at UM students must complete the following:

  1. 1 formal field course module run by University College Cork, selected from
    1. GL 2016 (Easter Field Course - Dingle Peninsula)
    2. GL 3019 (Easter Field Course - Western Scotland)
    3. ER 3002 (Easter Field Course - North Clare)
    4. GL 4008 (Easter Field Course - Central Greece)
    5. another equivalent-level field course run by UCC and approved apriori by their UCC and UM advisors
  2. While in residence at Cork, students must complete any 9 of the following courses in consultation with their UCC and UM advisors
    1. Sed Processes and Petrology
    2. Igneous and MM Petrology
    3. Invertebrate Paleontology & Evolution
    4. Plate Tectonics & Global Geophysics
    5. Igneous Petrogenesis & Geochemistry
    6. Metamorphism & Geochronology
    7. Advanced Structural Geology
    8. Sedimentary Environments
    9. Stratigraphy & Geologic Maps
    10. Environmental Geology
    11. Terr Ecosystems Through Time
    12. Micropaleontology & Palynology
    13. Petroleum Geology & Basin Analysis
    14. Applied Geophysics & Computer Applications
    15. Advanced Igneous Petrology
    16. Hydrogeology
  3. 1 formal upper-level Geosciences course at Potsdam University. Recommended are courses that focus on computer-based visualization or geoscience data using GIS or other visualization platforms

Minimum Required Grade: C-

33-36 Total Credits Required