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This Bachelor of Science program provides both a broad-based curriculum in the liberal arts and in the Natural Sciences and a set of courses specific to geology and a petroleum industry focus. This concentration requires several courses that cover a broad range of petroleum- and petroleum industry-related topics. This degree is designed to meet the needs of those interested in graduate work in geology and careers in the oil and gas industry that require knowledge of petroleum-related issues. Students are encouraged to participate in an appropriate field experience or research activity as part of their curriculum.   


The approved degree plan for this program will be determined through consultation among the student, his/her advisor, and the chairperson of the Department of Natural Sciences. A minimum of 120 hours of university-level course work will be required. A maximum of 66 hours from a Junior or Community College may be approved as credit toward this degree.  The Department of Natural Sciences has the following requirements for all science degrees: 

  1. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all science courses that could apply toward the degree;
  2. No more than three credit hours with a grade of D in upper-level science courses may be applied toward the degree;    
  3. Students must have at least 18 credit hours of upper-level science from UH-Downtown with a minimum GPA of 2.0 to apply toward the degree; and 
  4. Credit for science courses that are more than 10 years old must be approved by the department before they can be applied toward a degree.



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