Prerequisites in GES

Most classes in GES have prerequisites or co-requisites.

If you took your WID "Prep" class in 2021 or earlier, use this prerequisite chart.

If you took your WID "Prep" class in 2022 or later, use this prerequisite chart.

Summary of important prereqs:

  • We recommend taking GES 1101 if you are going to major or minor in GES. This will prepare you for GES 2250 as well as several other upper level courses.
  • Nearly all GES classes above the 2500 level require GES 2250.
  • We recommend taking GES 2745, GES 3105, or GES 2750 as early as possible in your career:
    • The following courses require GES 2745 ("old Prep"): Fundamentals of Mineralogy, Principles of Structural Geology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Petrology and Petrography
    • The following courses will require GES 2750 ("new Prep"): Fundamentals of Mineralogy, Principles of Structural Geology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Petrology and Petrography
    • The following courses will require GES 2751 (Geology Field Methods) in addition to GES 2750: Principles of Structural Geology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • Field camp prereqs include: Principles of Structural Geology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Petrology and Petrography
  • Petrology and Petrography prereqs include: Fundamentals of Mineralogy (no exceptions), CHE 1101/1110
  • Introduction to Geophysics requires GES 110X (preferably 1101), PHY 1103 or 1150, and MAT 1110. It is helpful to have a Prep class before taking this class, but not required.