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Earth Science, Minor

Requirements

Total Program Credits: 23

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements: 23 Credits
  GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology 3
and GEO 1015 Introduction to Geology Laboratory 1
and GEO 3080 Earth Materials 4
Complete two from: 7
  GEO 1020 Prehistoric Life  (3.0)
  GEO 1080 Introduction to Oceanography  (3.0)
and GEO 1085 Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory  (1.0)
  METO 1010 Introduction to Meteorology  (3.0)
and METO 1020 Introduction to Meteorology Laboratory  (1.0)
Complete two from: 8
  GEO 3200 Geologic Hazards  (4.0)
  GEO 3700 Structure and Tectonics  (4.0)
  GEO 4500 Sedimentary Geology  (4.0)
  GEO 4510 Paleontology  (4.0)
  ENVT 3790 Hydrology I  (4.0)
  GEOG 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  (4.0)

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology 3
GEO 1015 Introduction to Geology Lab 1
  Semester total: 4
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 1080/85 or
METO 1010/20
Introduction to Oceanography and Lab or
Introduction to Meteorology and Lab
3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
GEO 1080/85 or
METO 1010/20
Introduction to Oceanography and Lab or
Introduction to Meteorology and Lab
3
GEO 3080* Earth Materials 4
  Semester total: 7
Note:* Co-requisites must be taken. Please see the advisor.  
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Geology Elective See Advisor for Geology Elective List* 4
Geology Elective See Advisor for Geology Elective List* 4
  Semester total: 8
  Degree total: 22

Department

Name:

Earth Science

Location:

PS 207

Telephone:

801-863-6295

Email:

michael.bunds@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/earthscience/

Chair:

Michael Bunds

 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Earth Science’s mission is to provide students with a rewarding and dynamic educational experience. We pride ourselves on being able to offer personal attention to the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and educational goals, and to providing students with the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom in research, service-learning and internship projects. Our three degree programs (B.S. in Geology, B.S. in Environmental Science and Management, and B.S. in Earth Science Education) provide a wide range of skills and knowledge that are applicable to today´s earth science job markets, as well as a broad-based science education that´s ideal for students planning to continue to graduate programs in law, education, business, or health fields. Our Department graduates professionals who are skilled and creative and who are well prepared to contribute toward solving earth and environmental science challenges faced here in Utah and worldwide.

Depending on the specific degree and elective courses chosen, a graduate will gain particular expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Economic Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Management
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geologic Hazards
  • Geomorphology
  • Hydrology
  • Paleontology
  • Petrology
  • Tectonics
 
 

Earth Science

Administrative Assistant: Kellie Hancock

Earth Science Advisor: Terrell Wyche

 
 

Faculty

Joel Bradford(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Vocational Education, Southern Illinois University; M.S., Cultural Anthropology, University of Utah.

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Michael Bunds(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., Geology, University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Geology (Geochemistry, Structural Geology), University of Utah.

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Eddy Cadet(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, University of Illinois; M.S., Environmental Sciences, Tuskegee University; Licensed Environmental Health Scientist (Utah); Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS).

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James Callison(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Southern Utah University, M.S., Range Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Watershed Management, University of Arizona.

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Steven Emerman(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Ohio State University; M.A., Geology, Princeton University; Ph.D., Geophysics, Cornell University.

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Steve Fellows(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geology, Weber State University; Ph.D., Igneous Petrology, University of Victoria BC.

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Hilary Hungerford(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.A., Geography, University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., Geography, University of Kansas.

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R. Kelly(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Geology, Idaho State University.

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S. Skiles(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Environmental Studies, Geography, M.S., Geography, University of Utah; Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Los Angeles.

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Daniel Stephen(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Environmental Studies

Ph.D., Geology (Invertebrate Paleontology), Texas A & M. University.

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Nathan Toke(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geology, University of Vermont; M.S., Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Arizona State University.

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Weihong Wang(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.Sc., Geophysics, M.Sc., Environmental Geology, Jianghan Petroleum University; M.Sc., Geology, Iowa State University; Ph.D., Marine Science, University of South Carolina.

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Alessandro Zanazzi(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Geology, University of Padua, Italy; M.S., Geology, Iowa State University; Ph.D., Geology, University of South Carolina.

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