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Environmental Geology

 


 


Major in Conservation Management (BA)

CORE: 34 credit hours

FOR 105 Humans and Ecosystems (4)

FOR 231 Terrestrial Ecology (4)

FOR 305 Natural Resources Economics (3)

FOR 330 Natural Resources Law & Policy (3) OR GEOL 412 Geologic Resources, Law & Environmental Policy (3)

FOR 340 Quantitative Methods (3)

FOR 412 Survey and GIS (4)

FOR 426 Professional Ethics (1)

FOR 237 Water Resources (3)

BIO 212 General Biology (4)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry (3)

CHEM 215L General Chemistry Lab (2)

Electives: 9-12 credit hours

Upper-division electives from forestry, geology, biology or anthropology chosen in consultation with your adviser.

Major Total:  43 – 46 credit hours

Core Total: 35 credit hours

Extended core: 5 credit hours

Minor: 20 credit hours minimum

Proficiency/Electives to 120: 14-17 credit hours

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

A minor is required. The number of electives to reach the degree total of 120 credit hours will vary by the number of credit hours required by the major and minor. Additional credit hours may be required to meet the 120 credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. English and Math proficiency credit do not count toward the 120 credit requirement. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper division units for the degree.

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  Major in Environmental Geology (BS)

Geology Concentration

Required Core: 48 credit hours

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth Science (4)

GEOL 202 Earth History (4)

GEOL 301 Environmental Geology (4)

GEOL 317 Depositional Environments (4)

GEOL 325 Earth Materials (4)

GEOL 330 Structural Geology (4)

FOR 340 Quantitative Methods (3)

GEOL 375 Field Geology (4)

FOR 412 Surveying and GIS (4)

GEOL 421 Environmental Ground Water Hydrology (4)

GEOL 432 Environmental Geochemistry (4)

GEOL 425 Geomorphology (4)

GEOL 495 Senior Geology Applications (1)

Additional requirements: 26 – 28 credit hours

MATH 160 Pre-Calculus (5)

MATH 211 Calculus 1 (4)

MATH 252 Calculus 2 (4)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry 1 (3)

CHEM 215 Chemistry Lab 1 (2)

Choose one of the following:

PHYS 151 Algebra Physics 1 (4) OR PHYS 291 Calculus Physics 1 (5)

Choose one of the following:

PHYS 152 Algebra Physics 2 (4) OR PHYS 292 Calculus Physics 2 (5) OR GEOL 432 Environmental Geochemistry (4)

Electives: 6 – 9 credit hours

With the advice and consent of an adviser, students take an additional 6 – 9 credit hours in geology, math, or an approved science discipline.

Major Total: 80-85 credits hours

Core Total: 35 credit hours

Extended core: 5 credit hours

Total for degree: 120-125 credit hours*

*A minor is not required. Additional credit hours may exceed the total degree credit requirement if proficiency courses are required. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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 Water Resources Degree Track

Required Courses: 53 credit hours

 

 

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth Science (4)

BIOL 211 General Biology 1 (4)

GEOL 301 Environmental Geology (4)

FOR 333 Water Science (4)

FOR 340 Quantitative Methods (3)

FOR 400 Surface Hydrology (3)

FOR 408 Limnology (4)

FOR 412 Survey and Geographic Information Systems (4)

FOR 417 Watershed Management (3)

GEOL 415 Remote Sensing and Analysis (4)

GEOL 421 Environmental Ground Water Hydrology (4)

GEOL 425 Geomorphology (4)

GEOL 432 Environmental Geochemistry (4)

FOR 453 Toxicology in Life Science (3)

GEOL 495 Senior Geology Applications (1)

Additional requirements: 22 – 23 credit hours

MATH 160 Pre-Calculus (5)

MATH 211 Calculus 1 (4)

MATH 252 Calculus 2 (4)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry 1 (3)

CHEM 215 Chemistry Lab 1 (2)

Choose one:

PHYS 151 Algebra Physics 1 (4) OR PHYS 291 Calculus Physics 1 (5)

Electives: 9 – 12 credit hours

With the advice and consent of an adviser, students are required to take an additional three classes (9 – 12 credit hours) in geology, math or an approved science discipline.

Major total: 84 – 88 credit hours

Core Total: 35 credit hours

Extended core: 5 credit hours

Total for degree: 124-128 credit hours*

*A minor is not required. Additional credit hours may exceed the total degree credit requirement if proficiency courses are required. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Environmental Science Concentration

 

Required Courses: 19 credit hours

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth Science (4)

FOR 105 Humans and Ecosystems (4)

GEOL 301 Environmental Geology (4)

FOR 320 Quantitative Methods (3)

FOR 315 Natural Resources Law/Policy (3) OR GEOL 412 Geologic Resources, Law & Environmental Policy (3)

FOR/GEOL 495 Senior Geology Applications (1)

Additional Science Requirements: 26 – 27 credit hours

BIOL 212 General Biology 2 (4)

MATH 160 Pre-Calculus (5)

MATH 211 Calculus 1 (4)

PHYS 151 Algebra Physics I (4) OR PHYS 291 Calculus Physics I (5)

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I (3)

CHEM 215 General Chemistry I Lab (2)

One additional foundational science or math course. (4)

Electives: 40 upper-division credits

Forty upper-division credits in 3/400 level biology, chemistry, computer science, fire science, forestry, geology, math, physics, or an approved science discipline with the advice and consent of an adviser. (Only 4 hours below 300 permitted). Changes to your program of study may be made with advice and written consent of your adviser. Students must have at least 51 credits at the 300 level or higher and must complete 125 – 126 credit hours for the degree.  Note: Students planning to continue on to graduate school are strongly encouraged to take as an elective GEOL 375 Field Geology as this is a required class in many graduate programs.

Major totals: 85-86 credit hours

Core Total: 35 credit hours

Extended core: 5 credit hours

Total for degree: 125-126 credit hours*

*A minor is not required. Additional credit hours may exceed the total degree credit requirement if proficiency courses are required. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Minor in Geology

Required courses: 20 credit hours

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth Science (4)

GEOL 202 Earth History (4)

GEOL 301 Environmental Geology (4)

GEOL 317 Depositional Environmental (4)

GEOL 325 Earth Materials (4)

Electives: 3 credits hours

Choose at least one additional 3/400-level geology course for which prerequisites for that course have been satisfied.

Minor Total: 23 credit hours

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GIS Minor

GIS is a computer-based database management system for capture, storage, retrieval, analysis and display of spatial data. Students will be better prepared to map data for decision-making in business, environmental protection, risk assessment, utility planning and management, emergency response, land use planning, transportation planning, delivery route planning, real estate, crime prevention, and other areas.

Required Courses: 21-22 credits hours

Choose one of the following:

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth (4)

FOR 105 Ecosystems & Humans (4)

POLS 151 American National Government (3)

ANTH 102 Introduction to Social Anthropology (3)

Additional requirements:

FOR 412 Surveying and GIS (4)

GEOL 415 Remote Sensing & Analysis (4)

GEOL 418 Advanced GIS (4)

GEOL 499 Capstone Seminar* (2)

Elective: 3-4 credit hours

Choose a 300/400-level course from geology, forestry, political science, or anthropology.

Minor Total: 21-22 credits hours

*This class (existing course or selected topic) is an elective within the GIS program that varies by discipline.  The course fulfills the minor degree requirement as determined by the student’s faculty adviser.

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Certificate in GIS Program

GIS is a computer-based database management system for capture, storage, retrieval, analysis and display of spatial data. Students who complete either program will be better prepared to map data for decision-making in business, environmental protection, risk assessment, utility planning and management, emergency response, land use planning, transportation planning, delivery route planning, real estate, crime prevention, and so on.

Required Courses: 17-18 credit hours

Choose one of the following:

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth Science (4)

FOR 105 Ecosystems & Humans (4)

POLS 151 American National Government (3)

ANTH 102 Introduction to Social Anthropology (3)

Additional requirements:

FOR 412 Surveying and Geographic Information Systems (4)

GEOL 415 Remote Sensing & Analysis (4)

GEOL 418 Advanced GIS (4)

GEOL 499 Capstone Seminar (2)

Certificate Total: 17-18 credit hours

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This major is under the College of Arts and Sciences