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Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
Art History 082
Arts and Science 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Law 140
Catalan 145
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
Douglass College Courses
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
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German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Livingston College Courses
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health
Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
Rutgers College Courses
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
University College–New Brunswick College Courses
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Rutgers College
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Cook College
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
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Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Geological Sciences 460  

Geological Sciences 460

Department of Geological Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Chairperson: Kenneth G. Miller

Vice Chairperson: Carl C. Swisher III


Gail M. Ashley, B.S., M.S., Massachusetts; Ph.D., British Columbia

Michael J. Carr, A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Dartmouth College

Paul G. Falkowski, B.S., M.A., CUNY (City College); Ph.D., British Columbia

Mark D. Feigenson, B.S., Maryland; M.S., George Washington; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Claude T. Herzberg, B.S., Alberta; Ph.D., Edinburgh

Roger H. Hewins, B.Sc., Aberdeen; Ph.D., Toronto

Dennis V. Kent, B.S., CUNY (City College); Ph.D., Columbia

George R. McGhee, Jr., B.S., North Carolina State; M.S., North Carolina; Ph.D., Rochester

Kenneth G. Miller, A.B., Rutgers; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Gregory S. Mountain, B.A., Brown; Ph.D., Columbia

Richard K. Olsson (Emeritus), B.S., M.S., Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton

Peter A. Rona, A.B., Brown; Ph.D., Yale

Martha O. Withjack, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D., Brown

Associate Professors:

Craig S. Feibel, A.B., Dartmouth; M.S., Iowa State; Ph.D., Utah

Yair Rosenthal, B.Sc., M.Sc., Hebrew; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Roy W. Schlische, B.A., Rutgers; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Robert M. Sherrell, B.A., Oberlin; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Carl C. Swisher III, B.A., Montana; M.S., Nebraska; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Assistant Professor:

James D. Wright, B.S., Louisiana Tech; M.S., South Carolina; Ph.D., Columbia


Ying-Fan Reinfelder, B.S., Beijing; M.S., Utah; Ph.D., Utah State

Research Professors:

Marie-Pierre Aubry, B.Sc., Université de Rouen; D.Sc., Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris)

Miriam E. Katz, B.S., St. Lawrence, Ph.D., Rutgers

Vadim Levin, B.S., Moscow, Ph.D., Columbia

Brent Turrin. B.S., Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

The study of geology includes time invariant processes following the laws of physical science, but it is tempered by the recognition that these processes occur in a complex framework, the result of previous geologic history. The need to understand both history and process makes geology inherently interdisciplinary. To allow maximum interdisciplinary study, the geological sciences major consists of two tracks. The geology track covers the core areas of geological sciences and still allows ample opportunity for students to specialize through additional courses in math and allied sciences. The environmental geology track covers the fundamentals of environmental and geological sciences and thereby provides the best opportunity for students whose interests span both disciplines.

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