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  Departmental Honors Advisor:
  Tom Lachmar
  GEOL 210, ext. 71247
  Email: tom.lachmar@usu.edu


Eligibility for Acceptance:
Qualified students will have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.30 and will have declared a major in the department.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in Geology is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 7-9 credits in coursework numbered 3000 or above must be taken in the department
  • 3-5 credits must be taken under GEOL 5650, Senior Thesis/Project
  • 1 credit must be taken under GEOL 4900, Senior Seminar
  • 3-4 upper-division credits from outside the department will be accepted, with the approval of the Departmental Honors Advisor

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a GPA of 3.5 in upper-division major requirements and Honors coursework and will complete and present in a public forum an Honors thesis/project. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.