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Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Geology


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The Environmental Geology major is designed to prepare students for careers in applied environmental sciences. Some graduates will work for environmental consulting firms. Others will work in business sectors such as corporate environmental stewardship companies. Environmental geology is a flexible but rigorous major that provides a broad background in basic and applied sciences as well as depth in environmental and geological sciences through required core courses. Ultimately the depth at the junior and senior levels depends on a student’s interests in four areas from which electives are chosen. These include enhancing basic geology skills; applied geology skills; climate change; and hydrology. The major includes a capstone field experience, again drawn from a wide array of options to meet the student’s individual interests.

A minimum of a “C” grade is required in all courses applied to this major.

Required courses (13 credit hours)


Select one of the following two core courses (4 credit hours)


Select one of the following four core courses (3 credit hours)


Upper-Level Electives (Take 15-16 credit hours from at least 2 areas)


Hazards and Earth Surface Field


Required Supporting Courses


A minimum average of a “C” grade is required in all cognate courses applied to this major.

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement


Students who have chosen the Environmental Geology major will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing the required courses.

Required Minor


The Group Science minor for Geology majors is recommended. Other options include Anthropology, Data Analysis, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, and Foreign Language, Geography, Mathematics, and Physics, or one can take a coordinate major in Environmental Sciences.

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