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Physical Science, A.S.

Requirements

Total Program Credits: 63

General Education Requirements: 38 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology  (3.0)
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)
or HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2.0)
Distribution Courses
  Biology 3
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 17 Credits
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
  MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
Elective Requirements: 8 Credits
Complete 8 credits from the following: 8
  CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II  (4.0)
  CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I  (4.0)
  CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory  (1.0)
  CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory  (1.0)
  ENGR 2450 Computational Methods for Engineering Analysis  (3.0)
  GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology  (3.0)
  GEO 1220 Historical Geology  (3.0)
  GEO 1080 Introduction to Oceanography  (3.0)
  MATH 2210 Calculus III  (3.0)
  MATH 2040 Principles of Statistics  (4.0)
  MATH 2270 Linear Algebra  (3.0)
  MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations  (3.0)
  METO 1010 Introduction to Meteorology  (3.0)

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above (departments may require a higher GPA).
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. 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
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
American Institutions See General Education List 3
Humanities Distribution See General Education List 3
HLTH 1100 or
PES 1097
Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
Biology Distribution See General Education List 3
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1
Social/Behavioral Distribution See General Education List 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 or
PHIL 205G
Ethics and Values 3
Elective Requirement Choose from Elective List* 4
MATH 1210** Calculus I 5
Fine Arts Distribution See General Education List 3
  Semester total: 15

Notes: *CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II, CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I, CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Lab, CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II lab, ENGR 2450 Computational Methods for Engineering Analysis, GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology, GEO 1220 Historical Geology, GEO 1080 Introduction to Oceanography, MATH 2210 Calculus III, MATH 2040 Principles of Statistics, MATH 2270 Linear Algebra, MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations, METO 1010 Introduction to Meteorology

**Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.

Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
Elective Requirement Choose from Elective List* 4
  Semester total: 14
Notes: *CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II, CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I, CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Lab, CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II lab, ENGR 2450 Computational Methods for Engineering Analysis, GEO 1010 Introduction to Geology, GEO 1220 Historical Geology, GEO 1080 Introduction to Oceanography, MATH 2210 Calculus III, MATH 2040 Principles of Statistics, MATH 2270 Linear Algebra, MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations, METO 1010 Introduction to Meteorology
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
  Semester total: 5
  Degree total: 63

Department

Name:

Earth Science

Location:

PS 207

Telephone:

801-863-6295

Email:

michael.bunds@uvu.edu or hancocke@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: Tom Liljegren

 
 

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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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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Paul Tayler(1983)

Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.A., Physics, Ph.D., Physical Metallurgy, University of Utah.

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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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Suzanne Walther(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, University of California; M.S., Environmental Studies, University of Virginia; M.S., Geology, Ph.D., Geography, University of Oregon.

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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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