International Field Geosciences Joint

Bachelor of Science - International Field Geosciences Joint

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 108-115

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

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 Core

8

Upper-Division Core

16

Degree Electives

15

Physics

10

Chemistry

8-10

Math

7-8

Computer Science

3-4

Language Requirement

8

German

Irish

Overseas Coursework

33-36

Total Hours

108-115


Lower-Division Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GEO 101N

Introduction to Physical Geology

3

GEO 102N

Introduction to Physical Geology Lab

1

GEO 201

Geologic Evolution of North America

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Rule: Complete all of the following subcategories. 12 total credits required.

Subcategory 1

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GEO 302

Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy

4

GEO 315

Structural Geology

4

GEO 318

Earth's Changing Climate

4

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Subcategory 2

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

4

GEO 309

Sedimentation/Stratigraphy

GEO 443

Principles of Sedimentary Petrology

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Degree Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 15 credits of the following courses:

15

GEO 305

Igneous & Metamorph Petrology

GEO 309

Sedimentation/Stratigraphy

GEO 311

Paleobiology

GEO 320

Global Water

GEO 327

Geochemistry

GEO 420

Hydrogeology

GEO 433

Global Tectonics

GEO 443

Principles of Sedimentary Petrology

GEO 460

Process Geomorphology

GEO 491

Special Topics

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Physics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following Physics sequences:

10

Algebra- and Trigonometry-based Physics:

PHSX 205N
& PHSX 206N

College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory

PHSX 207N
& PHSX 208N

College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory

Calculus-based Physics:

PHSX 215N
& PHSX 216N

Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc

PHSX 217N
& PHSX 218N

Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc

Total Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

4-5

CHMY 121N

Introduction to General Chemistry

CHMY 141N
& CHMY 142N

College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab

Total Hours

4-5

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Math

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 171

Calculus I

4

M 172

Calculus II

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Computer Science

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

GPHY 284

Intro to GIS and Cartography

STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Language Requirement

Note: The "test out provision" applies as administered by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following language sequences:

8

German

GRMN 101

Elementary German I

GRMN 102

Elementary German II

Irish

IRSH 101

Elementary Irish

IRSH 102

Elementary Irish II

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Overseas Coursework

Code

Title

Hours

In addition to Geosciences coursework completed at UM, complete the following courses and field work at University College of Cork and the University of Potsdam:

33-36

Complete 1 of the following formal field course modules run by University College Cork:

GL 2016 (Easter Field Course - Dingle Peninsula)

GL 3019 (Easter Field Course - Western Scotland)

ER 3002 (Easter Field Course - North Clare)

GL 4008 (Easter Field Course - Central Greece)

Another equivalent-level field course run by UCC and approved apriori by their UCC and UM advisors

While in residence at Cork, complete any 9 of the following courses in consultation with UCC and UM advisors:

Sed Processes and Petrology

Igneous and MM Petrology

Invertebrate Paleontology & Evolution

Plate Tectonics & Global Geophysics

Igneous Petrogenesis & Geochemistry

Metamorphism & Geochronology

Advanced Structural Geology

Sedimentary Environments

Stratigraphy & Geologic Maps

Environmental Geology

Terr Ecosystems Through Time

Micropaleontology & Palynology

Petroleum Geology & Basin Analysis

Applied Geophysics & Computer Applications

Advanced Igneous Petrology

Hydrogeology

Complete 1 formal upper-level Geosciences course at the University of Potsdam. Recommended are courses that focus on computer-based visualization or geoscience data using GIS or other visualization platforms.

Total Hours

33-36

Minimum Required Grade: C-