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Earth Sciences, Environmental Geology Specialization B.S.

The Environmental Geology Specialization is designed for students planning a career as a professional geologist with government agencies (e.g. environmental protection), and environmental industries. In addition, students will be prepared for graduate-level studies in geology or related fields.

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 26 credits are also required as follows:

GSCI 321

Structural Geology

4

GSCI 360

Research Methods in the Geological Sciences

1

GSCI 424

Geomorphology

4

GSCI 431

Introduction to Hydrogeology

4

GSCI 441 Environmental Geochemistry - 3 credits

In addition, 2-4 credits from GSCI 460 Senior Project or 4 credits from an external geology field camp approved by the Department Chair are required.

 

The remaining 5-7 credits will be selected from:

BIO 436

Environmental Resources and Management

3

GSCI 425

Glacial and Quaternary Geology

3

GSCI 450

Environmental and Engineering Geology

3

GSCI 350 Computer Methods in the Geological Sciences - 3 credits

GSCI 455 Energy Science and Technology - 3 credits

Or other electives as selected in consultation with the student's advisor. 

 

In addition, the following 24 credits are required:

CHEM 161

General Chemistry

3

CHEM 162

General Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 201

Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHEM 260

Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry

3

MATH 152

Calculus I

4

MATH 221

Calculus II

4

PHYS 125

University Physics I

4

PHYS 126

University Physics II

4

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