CPG

B.S. in Geology

Program Mission

The Geology program is committed:

  1. ​To prepare graduates who are empowered with basic knowledge, skills, values, and confidence to take a leadership role in the fields of geology;
  2. To prepare graduates to carry out research that contributes to the knowledge and sustainable development of the Kingdom in diverse aspects of geology, with emphasis on petroleum-related topics; and,
  3. To provide a stimulating campus environment to foster life-long learning, through seminars, professional short courses, and public forums.

The educational objectives of Geology undergraduate program are for the graduates to attain the following within a few years of graduation:

  1. Attain employment in governmental or private sector, or engage in entrepreneurship. (PEO1)
  2. Advance their careers by demonstrating leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork and communication skills. (PEO2)
  3. Pursue their professional development through self-learning or pursue advanced degrees. (PEO3)

Learning DomainsProgram Learning Outcomes
KnowledgeIdentify, describe, and classify Earth materials and structural features and interpret the geological processes that control them.
Demonstrate an understanding of Earth history and the geological time scale
Understand the geologic features of Saudi Arabia and their economic importance
Demonstrate an understanding of geological processes and field operations relevant to the discovery and recovery of natural resources with minimum impact on the environment
SkillsUtilize field observations and interpretations to qualitatively and quantitatively illustrate and understand geological features and their controlling processes
Analyze subsurface data using state-of-the-art computer software to understand how to explore and exploit natural resources in sedimentary basins
CompetenceWork effectively in teams to solve problems relevant to geology, keeping in mind societal issues such as natural hazards, resource utilization and conservation, and environmental change
Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills to transmit complex technical information clearly and concisely, including the use of multimedia tools
Synthesize and integrate data to solve complex geological problem

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Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Sciences202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Sciences021
PYP 003University Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Physical Educ. I021PE 002Prep. Health & Physical Educ. II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031MATH 102Calculus II404
PETE 101Introduction to Petroleum Industry202PHYS 102General Physics II334
MATH 101Calculus I404CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
PHYS 101General Physics I334ENGL 102Intro. To Report Writing303
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
PE 101Health and Phys. Education I021
1481715717
Summer Session I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOL 213Earth History & Paleontology233GEOL 220Petrology233
GEOL 217Mineralogy & Optical Min.233GEOL 270Sedimentology & Stratigraphy233
CHEM 102General Chemistry II344BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and its Consequences202
ICS 104Intro. to Programm. in Python & C233ENGL 214Academic & Professional Comm.303
11101512614
Summer Session II
GEOL 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOL 315Petroleum Geology303
GEOL 354Computational Methods in Geol.233GEOL 318Regional Geology303
XXX xxxLaboratory Science Elective233IAS 212Professional Ethics202
XXX xxxCPG Elective I*303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303XXX xxxCPG Elective II*303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1291514215
Summer Session III
GEOL 430Field Geology0186
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
GEOL 499Geology Seminar101GS xxxGS Elective303
GEOL 416Seismic Data Interpretation303IAS xxxIAS Elective202
GEOL 465Subsurface Geology303XXX xxxFree Elective II*303
XXX xxxCPG Elective III*303XXX xxxFree Elective III*303
XXX xxxFree Elective I*303
1331411613
Total credit hours required: 128

 

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Sciences202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Sciences021
PYP 003University Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Phys. Education I021PE 002Prep. Health & Phys. Education II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031MATH 102Calculus II404
PETE 101Introduction to Petroleum Industry202PHYS 102General Physics II334
MATH 101Calculus I404CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
PHYS 101General Physics I334ENGL 102Intro. To Report Writing303
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
PE 101Health & Phys. Education I021
1481715717
Summer Session I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOL 213Earth History & Paleontology233GEOL 220Petrology233
GEOL 217Mineralogy & Optical Min.233GEOL 270Sedimentology & Stratigraphy233
CHEM 102General Chemistry II344BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and its Consequences202
ICS 104Intro to Programm. in Python & C233ENGL 214Academic & Professional Comm.303
11131512614
Summer Session II
GEOL 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOL 315Petroleum Geology303
GEOL 354Computational Methods in Geol.233GEOL 318Regional Geology303
XXX xxxLaboratory Science Elective233IAS 212Professional Ethics202
XXX xxxCPG Elective I*303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303XXX xxxCPG Elective II*303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1291514214
Summer Session III
GEOL 430Field Geology0186
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
GEOL 499Geology Seminar101GS xxxGeneral Studies Elective303
GEOL 416Seismic Data Interpretation303IAS xxxIAS Elective202
GEOL 465Subsurface Geology303XXX xxxConcentration III303
XXX xxxConcentration I303XXX xxxConcentration IV303
XXX xxxConcentration II303
1331411613
Total credit hours required: 128
COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Sciences202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Sciences021
PYP 003University Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Physical Educ. I021PE 002Prep. Health & Physical Educ. II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031MATH 102Calculus II404
PETE 101Introduction to Petroleum Industry202PHYS 102General Physics II334
MATH 101Calculus I404CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
PHYS 101General Physics I334ENGL 102Intro. To Report Writing303
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
PE 101Health and Phys. Education I021
1481715717
Summer Session I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOL 213Earth History & Paleontology233GEOL 220Petrology233
GEOL 217Mineralogy & Optical Min.233GEOL 270Sedimentology & Stratigraphy233
CHEM 102General Chemistry II344BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and its Consequences202
ICS 104Intro. to Programm. in Python & C233ENGL 214Academic & Professional Comm.303
11101512614
Summer Session II
GEOL 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOL 315Petroleum Geology303
GEOL 354Computational Methods in Geol.233GEOL 318Regional Geology303
XXX xxxLaboratory Science Elective233IAS 212Professional Ethics202
XXX xxxCPG Elective I*303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303XXX xxxCPG Elective II*303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1291514215
Summer Session III
GEOL 430Field Geology0186
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
GEOL 499Geology Seminar101GS xxxGS Elective303
GEOL 416Seismic Data Interpretation303IAS xxxIAS Elective202
GEOL 465Subsurface Geology303XXX xxxFree Elective II*303
XXX xxxCPG Elective III*303XXX xxxFree Elective III*303
XXX xxxFree Elective I*303
1331411613
Total credit hours required: 128

 

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Preparatory Year
ENGL 01-xxPreparatory English I1554ENGL 03-xxPreparatory English III1554
ENGL 02-xxPreparatory English II4ENGL 04-xxPreparatory English IV4
MATH 001Preparatory Math I314MATH 002Preparatory Math II314
PYP 001Preparatory Physical Sciences202PYP 002Preparatory Computer Sciences021
PYP 003University Life Skills021PYP 004Prep. Engineering Technology021
PE 001Prep. Health & Phys. Education I021PE 002Prep. Health & Phys. Education II021
201016181215
Total credits required in the Preparatory-Year Program: 31
Freshman Year
GEOL 102Principles of Geology202GEOP 102Essentials of Geophysics202
GEOL 103Principles of Geology - Lab031MATH 102Calculus II404
PETE 101Introduction to Petroleum Industry202PHYS 102General Physics II334
MATH 101Calculus I404CHEM 101General Chemistry I344
PHYS 101General Physics I334ENGL 102Intro. To Report Writing303
ENGL 101Intro. to Academic Discourse303
PE 101Health & Phys. Education I021
1481715717
Summer Session I
CPG 199Summer Camp001
Sophomore Year
GEOL 213Earth History & Paleontology233GEOL 220Petrology233
GEOL 217Mineralogy & Optical Min.233GEOL 270Sedimentology & Stratigraphy233
CHEM 102General Chemistry II344BUS 200Business & Entrepreneurship303
IAS 121Language Foundation202IAS 111Belief and its Consequences202
ICS 104Intro to Programm. in Python & C233ENGL 214Academic & Professional Comm.303
11131512614
Summer Session II
GEOL 399Summer Training001
Junior Year
GEOL 305Structural Geology233GEOL 315Petroleum Geology303
GEOL 354Computational Methods in Geol.233GEOL 318Regional Geology303
XXX xxxLaboratory Science Elective233IAS 212Professional Ethics202
XXX xxxCPG Elective I*303COE 292Intro. to Artificial Intelligence303
ISE 291Intro. to Data Science303XXX xxxCPG Elective II*303
CGS 392Career Essentials021
1291514214
Summer Session III
GEOL 430Field Geology0186
Senior Year
CPG 498Integrated Design I031CPG 499Integrated Design II062
GEOL 499Geology Seminar101GS xxxGeneral Studies Elective303
GEOL 416Seismic Data Interpretation303IAS xxxIAS Elective202
GEOL 465Subsurface Geology303XXX xxxConcentration III303
XXX xxxConcentration I303XXX xxxConcentration IV303
XXX xxxConcentration II303
1331411613
Total credit hours required: 128
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