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

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 B.S. degree.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)6
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communication (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P) 14
MAT 272Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P) 14
CHM 151General Chemisty I (UNC CHEM 101/101L) 14
CHM 152General Chemistry II (UNC CHEM 102/102L) 14
Total Hours34

Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 33
One of:4
PHY 151
College Physics I (UNC PHYS 104) 2
PHY 251
General Physics I (UNC PHYS 116) 2
Total Hours13

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (UNC GENR ---)1
One of:3-4
CSC 134
C++ Programming (UNC COMP 110) 2
CSC 151
JAVA Programming (UNC COMP 110) 2
MAT 152
Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155) 2
One of:4
BIO 111
General Biology (UNC BIOL 101/101L) 2
PHY 152
College Physics II (UNC PHYS 105) 2
PHY 252
General Physics II (UNC PHYS 117) 2
CHM 131 & CHM 131A
Intro to Chemistry & Intro to Chemisty Lab (UNC CHEM 200) 2
Electives4-5
Total Hours13
Total Community College Hours60

UNC-Chapel Hill

Semester 5

GEOL 200The Solid Earth (Fall Only) 13
GEOLGeology Core Courses 1, 27
Science Elective #1 1, 33
Science Elective #2 1, 33
Total Hours16

Semester 6

GEOL 201Earth's Surface: Processes, Landforms, and History (Spring Only) 13
GEOLGeology Core Courses 1, 26
GEOLGeology Course Numbered Above 300 1, 43
Science Elective #3 1, 33
Minor course #2 or elective 63
Total Hours18

Semester 7

GEOLGeology Courses Numbered Above 300 1, 33
Capstone Course #1 1, 53
Science Elective #4 1, 33
Science Elective #5 1, 33
Minor course #3 or elective 63
Total Hours15

Semester 8

GEOLGeology Course Numbered Above 300 1, 46
Capstone Course #2 1, 53
Minor course #4 or elective 63
Minor course #5 or elective 63
Total Hours15

UGETC Course List (A.S. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (two courses from at least two different disciplines)6
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 (two coures from at least two different disciplines)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (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 two courses)8
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
MAT 172Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130 + MATH 110P)
MAT 263Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152 + MATH 110P)
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P)
MAT 272 Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 8 SCH from the following courses):8
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/101L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 130)
BIO 111 & 112General Biology I & II (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 279/279L)
CHM 151 & 152General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101/101L +CHEM 102/102L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101/101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
PHYS 151 & 152College Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 104 + PHYS 105)
PHYS 251 & 252General Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 116 + PHYS 117)
Total Hours34

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.