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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology, MS


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The department offers a master of science in geology with both a thesis and non-thesis option. In the non-thesis option, a major paper is substituted for the thesis and 3 s.h. additional course work is required. Course prerequisites listed are for ECU courses; equivalent courses from other schools will be accepted. The Department of Geological Sciences is a participating department in the East Carolina University Institute for Coastal Science and Policy and in the coastal resources management PhD program. The degree requires a minimum of 30-33 s.h. of credit as follows.

Thesis option requirements are as follows:


  1. Equivalent of the East Carolina University BS degree in geology or progress toward elimination of deficiencies defined at the time of entrance into the Graduate School.
  2. Passing a graduate qualifying examination.
  3. A total of 30 s.h. of course work, of which a maximum of 6 s.h. may be from outside the department. At least 15 s.h. must be above the 5999-level.
  4. Completion of a 6 s.h. research skills option is required. The research skills option consists of GEOL 6900 , GEOL 7000 . (GEOL 7000  may be repeated, but a maximum of 6 s.h. can be counted toward degree.)

Nonthesis option requirements are as follows:


  1. Equivalent of the East Carolina University BS degree in geology or progress toward elimination of deficiencies defined at the time of entrance into the Graduate School.
  2. Passing a graduate qualifying examination. (See geology MS degree guidelines, available from the office of the Department of Geological Sciences.)
  3. A total of 33 s.h. of course work, excluding GEOL 6522 , GEOL 6523 , GEOL 6532 , GEOL 6533 , GEOL 7000 , GEOL 7001 , GEOL 7007 , and GEOL 7008 . A maximum of 6 s.h. may be from outside the department. At least 17 s.h. must be above the 5999-level.
  4. Completion of a 6 s.h. research skills option is required. The research skills option consists of GEOL 6900 , GEOL 6998 .

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