What will I learn?

Students who complete the Nevada Teach Secondary Education and Geology program will earn a dual degree: the Bachelor of Science in Education/Secondary Education and the Bachelor of Science with a major in Geology. This program provides students with a strong background in Geology and includes all of the coursework required to apply for certification to teach Geology at the secondary level (grades 7 -12) in the State of Nevada. Graduates of this program will be prepared to: (a) pursue an immediate career in the field of Geology; (b) enter a graduate program; or (c) teach Geology or related courses at the middle or high school level.

GEOLOGY MAJOR CORE (42 UNITS)

  • GE 385 - Geological Engineering Data Analysis (3 units)
  • GEOL 101 - General Geology (4 units) CO4L
  • GEOL 102 - Historical Geology (4 units)
  • GEOL 202 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4 units)
  • GEOL 211 - Earth Materials and Geochemistry I (3 units)
  • GEOL 212 - Earth Materials & Geochemistry II (3 units)
  • GEOL 260 - Introductory Field Geology (2 units)
  • GEOL 325 - Rock forming Processes I (3 units)
  • GEOL 332 - Structures, Tectonics, and Earth Physics I (4 units)
  • GEOL 450 - Field Methods (2 units)
  • GEOL 451 - Summer Field Geology (3 to 6 units) CO13, CO14 (6 units required)
  • GPH 333 - Plate Tectonics and Earth Physics (4 units)

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Human Development

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$22,922.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected June 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Education and Human Development

1664 N. Virginia,

RENO,

Nevada,

89557, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be admitted to an undergraduate degree program as a regular freshman student, you must be a graduate from an approved or accredited high school (GED certificate may not be used for admission).

For international students

To be admitted to an undergraduate degree program as a regular freshman student, you must be a graduate from an approved or accredited high school. You must have a 3.0 weighted GPA in the academic core courses in order to be admitted to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Students are exempt from taking the test if they meet one of the following conditions: TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based test) or higher, 600 (paper-based test) or higher; IELTS score of 8 or higher; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 80.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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