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Earth Sciences, Environmental Earth Science Specialization B.S.

The Environmental Earth Science Specialization is designed for students who want to study geological sciences with an environmental focus. but who are not intending to work as professional geologists. This degree is appropriate for someone interested in pursuing a liberal arts education with a less rigorous course of study in geological sciences and supporting sciences. Thus, students are allowed more flexibility for additional courses that complement their goals. This Specialization is appropriate for students planning a career in public policy relating to environmental issues, environmental education, resource management, business (environmental consulting), environmental hazards, environmental law, or environmental medicine.

Requirements

Geological Sciences Core (18 credits)

GSCI 121

The Dynamic Earth

3

 

or

 

GSCI 131

Environmental Geoscience

3

 

or

 

GSCI 125

The Dynamic Earth Laboratory

1

 

or

 

GSCI 135

Environmental Geoscience Laboratory

1

 

or

 

GSCI 141

Earth and Life History

3

GSCI 145

Earth and Life History Laboratory

1

GSCI 221

Mineralogy

4

GSCI 223

Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

4

GSCI 290

Field Methods in Geology

2

 

In addition, 2 to 4 credits from ESCI 460 or 4 credits from an external geology field camp approved by the Department Chair are required.

 

The following 18 credits are also required as follows:

GSCI 129

Introduction to Meteorology

4

 

The remaining 14 credits will be selected from:

GSCI 424

Geomorphology

4

GSCI 425

Glacial and Quaternary Geology

3

GSCI 431

Introduction to Hydrogeology

4

GSCI 450

Environmental and Engineering Geology

3

BIO 132

Introductory Ecology

3

BIO 434

Ecology of Inland Waters

4

BIO 436

Environmental Resources and Management

3

BIO 438

Aquatic Pollution

4

CHEM 406

Environmental Chemistry

3

CHEM 456

Toxicology

3

GSCI 350 Computer Methods in the Geological Sciences - 3 credits

GSCI 441 Environmental Geochemistry - 3 credits

GSCI 455 Energy Science and Technology - 3 credits

 

In addition, the following 22-24 credits are required:

CHEM 161

General Chemistry

3

CHEM 162

General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 201

Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

1

 

and

 

CHEM 260

Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry

3

 

or

 

BIO 121

General Biology I

4

MATH 152

Calculus I

4

 

or

 

MATH 124

Applied Calculus with Trigonometry

4

 

or

 

MATH 119

Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry

4

 

or

 

MATH 115

Trigonometry

3

MATH 221

Calculus II

4

 

or

 

MATH 125

Applied Calculus

3

 

or

 

MATH 116

Pre-Calculus Mathematics

3

 

or

 

STAT 104

Elementary Statistics

3

PHYS 125

University Physics I

4

 

or

 

PHYS 121

General Physics I

4

PHYS 126

University Physics II

4

 

or

 

PHYS 122

General Physics II

4

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