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Environmental Geology

 


 


  Major in Environmental Geology (BS)

Geology Concentration

Required Core: 48 credit hoursGEOL 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 Precalculus (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 424 Environmental Geophysics (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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 Concentration in Water Resources

Required Courses: 53 credit hours

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth Science (4)
BIOL 211 General Biology 1 (4)
GEOL 301 Environmental Geology (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 433 Water Science
FOR 453 Toxicology in Life Science (3)
GEOL 495 Senior Geology Applications (1)

Additional requirements: 22 – 23 credit hours

MATH 160 Precalculus (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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Concentration in Environmental Science

Required Courses: 19 credit hours

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth Science (4)
FOR 105 Humans and Ecosystems (4)
GEOL 301 Environmental Geology (4)
FOR 340 Quantitative Methods (3)
FOR 330 Natural Resources Law/Policy (3)
OR
GEOL 412 Geologic Resources, Law and 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 Precalculus (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)

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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Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Required Courses: 21-22 credits hours

Choose one of the following:

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth (4)
FOR 105 Ecosystems and 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 and Analysis (4)
GEOL 418 Advanced GIS (4)
GEOL 494 GIS Capstone Seminar* (2)

Elective: 4-5 credit hours (to reach 22 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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GIS Certificate

Required Courses: 18 credit hours

GEOL 101 Survey of Earth Science (4)
FOR 105 Ecosystems and Humans (4)
POLS 151 American National Government (3)
ANTH 102 Introduction to Social Anthropology (3)

Additional requirements:

FOR 412 Intro to GIS Surveying (4)
GEOL 415 Remote Sensing and Analysis (4)
GEOL 418 Advanced GIS (4)
GEOL 494 GIS Capstone Seminar (2)

Certificate Total: 18 credit hours

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This major is under the College of Arts and Sciences