Geology, B.S. Geophysics Option

The Transfer Degree Road Map on this page presumes the completion of lower division General Education, the United States History and Government requirements, and lower division core requirements for this major. See General Education Rules for more information. Lower division major requirements can be found by looking at the 4-Year Degree Road Map for this major. Refer to ASSIST for transfer information and articulation of courses taken at California Community Colleges. Verified Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) STAR Act students should use the ADT/STAR Act Degree Road Map for their major.

Once transfer coursework is evaluated, applicants and admitted students can use the Degree Progress Report/Planner to learn which requirements need to be completed.

To meet residency requirements, students must complete a minimum of 30 units at CSUN: 24 units must be upper division, 12 units in the major, and 9 units in General Education.

Transfer Year 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
GEOL 306/L (Fall only) 3/1
GEOL 314/L (Fall only) 3/1
GE B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning 3
Elective 3
Total 14

Transfer Year 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
GEOL 303 (Spring only) 2
GEOL 309/L (Spring only) 3/1
GEOL 313 (Spring only) 2
GE Upper Division from Section C or Section F 3
Elective 3
Total 14

Transfer Year 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
GEOL 464/L 3/1
GEOL 490 (Fall only) 3
Upper Division GEOL Elective* 3-4
Electives 5
Total 15-16

Transfer Year 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
Upper Division GEOL Elective* 3-4
GE Upper Division from Section D or Section F 3
Electives 8-9
Total 15

*Two additional upper division GEOL courses related to Geophysics or upper division courses in MATH or PHYS with approval of academic advisor. GEOL 300 and 301 cannot be use for major credit. (6-8 units)

Students in the Honors Program must take GEOL 497 (1) and GEOL 498 (3) and one additional upper division GEOL course, including required lab if applicable, exclusive of GEOL 300 and 301