At Bucknell University, students can major in either environmental geoscience or geology, and each of these is available in both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs.
These four tracks are united in having a common core of six geology courses:
- GEOL 203 Physical/Environmental Geology
- GEOL 204 Evolution of the Earth
- GEOL 304 Crystallography-Mineralogy
- GEOL 309 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
- GEOL 314 Structural Geology
- GEOL 316 Geomorphology
A Bachelor of Science track is appropriate for students who have decided to begin a career in geoscience or pursue a graduate degree in a geologic/environmental profession. Students who elect a Bachelor of Arts track have greater curricular flexibility, allowing for a second major or minor. Recent Bachelor of Arts graduates have attended graduate school or secured employment in geoscience, environmental science, environmental law or policy, education, business, medicine, and science writing.
ALL majors must satisfy a Culminating Experience.
Generally described below, the courses for each major are detailed in the Course Catalog.
Bachelor of Arts Major in geology consists of eight geology courses and two additional courses.
Bachelor of Science Major in geology requires 10 geology courses and five to six additional science/math courses.
Bachelor of Arts Major in environmental geosciences consists of eight courses and two additional courses.
Bachelor of Science Major in environmental geosciences requires 10 geology courses and five to six additional science/math courses.