Department of Geology

Southwestern Adventist Univeristy
100 W. Hillcrest Drive, Keene, Texas 76059, USA
Tel: (800) 433-2240, (817) 645-3921
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Art Chadwick, Chair

AIMS OF THE GEOLOGY PROGRAM
    
Southwestern Adventist University, in conjunction with Loma Linda University, offers a geology program with major emphasis in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology.  The freshman and sophomore years are taken on the campus of Soutwestern Adventist University, while the junior and senior years are taken on the campus of Loma Linda University

Freshman Year

Class Code

Description

Credit Hours

GEOL 111, 112

 Physical and Historical Geology

8

BIOL 111, 112   

General Biology

8

CHEM 111, 112

General Chemistry

8

RLGN     

Elective

3

ENGL 121

Freshman Comp.

3

COMM elective

Elective

3

 

Total

33

Summer 1

GEOL 240

The Dinosaurs

4

Sophomore Year

GEOL      

Mineralogy

4

PHYS 111, 112

General Physics

8

ENGL 121

Technical Writing

3

MATH 181  

Calculus

4

BIOL 230

Ecology

4

RLGN

Elective

3

PEAC

Elective

1

HIST

History elective

3

 

Total

30

 Summer 2

GEOL     320

Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

4

Junior Year

GEOL    

 Petrology

8

GEOL

Structural Geology

4

CHEM 331,332

 Organic Chemistry

8

HIST

History

3

MATH   182

Calculus

4

GEOL   291

 Field Geology Mapping

2

GEOL 366

Geochemistry

4

 

Total

33

Summer 3

GEOL     330

Summer Field Geology

4

Senior Year

GEOL 480

Research in Geology

2

GEOL 481

Senior Thesis

1

GEOL 419

Philosophy of Science

3

BIOL

Electives

8

 

Electives

10

 

Total

24