Geological Sciences - Earth Science Concentration, A.A.-B.A.

This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation. 

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Geological Sciences - Earth Science Concentration major B.A.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)6
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communications (3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)9
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)9
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P) 13
MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130) 23
CHM 151General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101/101L) 24
Total Hours34

Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 33
Electives2
Total Hours11

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (UNC GENR ---)1
Electives14
Total Hours15
Total Community College Hours60

UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

GEOL 200The Solid Earth (Fall Only) 13
GEOLGeology Core Courses 1, 23-4
One geology and/or allied science elective not otherwise required for the major 1, 33
LFIT ---Lifetime Fitness1
Minor course #1 or Sup Gen Ed course #13
Elective3
Total Hours16-17

Semester 6

GEOL 201Earth's Surface: Processes, Landforms, and History (Spring Only) 13
GEOLGeology Core Courses 1, 23-4
One geology and/or allied science elective not otherwise required in the major 1, 33
Minor course #2 or Sup Gen Ed course #23
Elective3
Total Hours15-16

Semester 7

GEOLGeology Core Courses 1, 23-4
One geology and/or allied science elective not otherwise required in the major 1, 33
Minor course #3 or Sup Gen Ed course #33
Minor course #4 or elective3
Elective3
Total Hours15-16

Semester 8

GEOLGeology Core Courses 1, 23-4
GEOL Capstone requirement 16
Summer Field Course in Geology
and Summer Field Course in Geology
Honors
and Honors
Undergraduate Research in Geology 4
Science-oriented Experiential Education (EE) courses 5
Minor course #5 or elective3
Elective3
Total Hours15-16

UGETC Course List (A.A. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (three courses from at least two different disciplines)9
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 180)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 120Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR
COM 231
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social/Behavioral Science (three coures from at least two different disciplines)9
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 157)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 150)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Mathematics (select one course)3-4
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy (UNC MATH 118)
MAT 152Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155)
MAT 171Pre-calculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 4 SCH from the following courses):4
AST 111/111ADescriptive Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/101L)
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and lab I (UNC ASTR 101/101L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 130)
BIO 111General Biology (UNC BIOL 101/101L)
CHM 151General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101/101L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101/101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
Total Hours31-32

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

Advising and Community College Course Selection

  • For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
  • Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the Common Curriculum.