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MS. Geology (Prior 2021)

The Master of Geology program is designed for professional geologists who wish to broaden their geological background without the need for research on a specific sub-discipline.

Thesis Option: Total credit hours required for the Master of Science in Geology program is 30 credit hours.
The distribution of credit hours is as follows:

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Geology Core Courses9
Geology Elective Courses9
Free Elective Courses6
Thesis6
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option: Total credit hours required for the Master of Geology program is 33.
The distribution of credit hours is as follows:

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Geology Core Courses12
Geology Elective Courses9
Free Elective Courses9
Geology Master Report3
Total Credit Hours:33

Students admitted in the Master of Science in Geology program are required to prepare and submit a degree plan in consultation with their academic advisors during their first semester in the program. Students will be prohibited from registering for any additional courses in the following semester unless the degree plan is approved. Students admitted conditionally into the program must satisfy the imposed conditions at the earliest available opportunity. The plans outlined below apply to the Master of Science in Geology program.

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
First Year
GEOL 501Geology of the Middle East303GEOL 502Advanced Structural Geology303
GEOL xxxGeology Elective I303GEOL xxxGeology Elective III303
GEOL xxxGeology Elective II303XXX xxxFree Elective303
GEOL 599Seminar100
9091009
Second Year
GEOL 581Geophysical Exploration303GEOL 610Thesis006
XXX xxxFree Elective II303
606006
Total Credit Hours: 30

Students admitted in the Master of Geology program are required to prepare and submit a degree plan in consultation with their academic advisors during their first semester in the program. Students will be barred from registering for any additional courses in the following semester unless the degree plan is approved. Students admitted conditionally into the program must satisfy the imposed conditions at the earliest available opportunity. The plan outlined below applies to the Master of Geology degree program.

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
First Year
GEOL 501Geology of the Middle East303GEOL 502Advanced Structural Geology303
GEOL xxxGeology Elective I303GEOL xxxGeology Elective III303
GEOL xxxGeology Elective II303GEOL 599Seminar100
XXX xxxFree Elective I303XXX xxxFree Elective II303
120121009
Second Year
GEOL 581Geophysical Exploration303GEOL 585Geological Laboratory Techniques233
GEOL xxxGeology Elective IV303GEOL xxxGeology Elective V303
XXX xxxFree Elective III303GEOL 600Geology Master Report003
XXX xxxFree Elective IV303
12012539
Total Credit Hours: 42

Students admitted in the Master of Science in Geology program are required to prepare and submit a degree plan in consultation with their academic advisors during their first semester in the program. Students will be prohibited from registering for any additional courses in the following semester unless the degree plan is approved. Students admitted conditionally into the program must satisfy the imposed conditions at the earliest available opportunity. The plans outlined below apply to the Master of Science in Geology program.

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
First Year
GEOL 501Geology of the Middle East303GEOL 502Advanced Structural Geology303
GEOL xxxGeology Elective I303GEOL xxxGeology Elective III303
GEOL xxxGeology Elective II303XXX xxxFree Elective303
GEOL 599Seminar100
9091009
Second Year
GEOL 581Geophysical Exploration303GEOL 610Thesis006
XXX xxxFree Elective II303
606006
Total Credit Hours: 30

Students admitted in the Master of Geology program are required to prepare and submit a degree plan in consultation with their academic advisors during their first semester in the program. Students will be barred from registering for any additional courses in the following semester unless the degree plan is approved. Students admitted conditionally into the program must satisfy the imposed conditions at the earliest available opportunity. The plan outlined below applies to the Master of Geology degree program.

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
First Year
GEOL 501Geology of the Middle East303GEOL 502Advanced Structural Geology303
GEOL xxxGeology Elective I303GEOL xxxGeology Elective III303
GEOL xxxGeology Elective II303GEOL 599Seminar100
XXX xxxFree Elective I303XXX xxxFree Elective II303
120121009
Second Year
GEOL 581Geophysical Exploration303GEOL 585Geological Laboratory Techniques233
GEOL xxxGeology Elective IV303GEOL xxxGeology Elective V303
XXX xxxFree Elective III303GEOL 600Geology Master Report003
XXX xxxFree Elective IV303
12012539
Total Credit Hours: 42
Students can choose from the elective courses offered during a particular semester. The entire list of Geology elective courses is given below and can also be found in the course catalog, available on line.

Geology Elective Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Advanced Petroleum GeologyGEOL 5213
MicropaleontologyGEOL 5223
Advanced StratigraphyGEOL 5313
Advanced SedimentologyGEOL 5323
Carbonates and EvaporatesGEOL 5333
Seismic and Sequence StratigraphyGEOL 5343
Quaternary Geology of Saudi ArabiaGEOL 5353
Advanced MineralogyGEOL 5413
Advanced PetrologyGEOL 5423
Ore MineralogyGEOL 5433
Ore DepositsGEOL 5443
Advanced Economic GeologyGEOL 5453
Advanced GeochemistryGEOL 5513
Geochemical ProspectingGEOL 5523
Advanced HydrogeologyGEOL 5613
Groundwater ModelingGEOL 5623
Development of Ground Water ResourcesGEOL 5633
Advanced Engineering GeologyGEOL 5713
Geo-EnivronmentGEOL 5723
Terrain AnalysisGEOL 5733
GIS Applications in GeologyGEOL 5823
Photogeology and Remote SensingGEOL 5833
Applied GeostatisticsGEOL 5843
Independent StudiesGEOL 5903
Special TopicsGEOL 5923

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