General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) at least four units of the major or three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the major or the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a major or minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the major and minor degree requirements listed below.
Geology is the application of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics to the study of the earth. Students majoring in Geology must understand the principles and techniques of these disciplines as well as the basic skills and concepts of geology. A Geology major consists of the following sequence of related courses:
The Geology Department does not accept courses more than 10 years old towards the major.
The minor consists of at least 6 required courses and must include one unit from GEOL 101, or 104, or 110, or 140 (only one unit counts toward the minor) plus GEOL 200 and any four additional Geology courses.
The Geology Department does not accept courses more than 10 years old towards the minor.