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Academics: Environmental Geology major

An intensive major combining work in geology, GIS-mapping and environmental studies.

Admission to the major

You must have completed at least 2 courses in geology with a minimum average grade of C (2.0) before you may be formally admitted to the major program.

Required courses

  • GEOL 151 - Introductory Geology or 120 Earth Systems
  • GEOL 152 - Historical Geology
  • GEOL 215 - Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy
  • GEOL 252- Geomorphology
  • GEOL 304 - Geochemistry
  • GEOL 312 - Environmental Geology
  • GEOL 317 - Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
  • GEOL 387 - Geology as a Vocation
  • GEOG 261 - GIS and Cartography
  • ENST 210 - Human Impacts on the Environment
  • ENST 302 - Environment and Society
  • ENST 385 - Environmental Studies Internship OR an approved Environmental Studies field course
  • ENST 395 - History and Philosophy of Environmental Thought

Required cognates

  • CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 104 - General Chemistry I" OR Chemistry 106 -Engineering Chemistry
  • MATH 171 - Calculus I OR MATH 143 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • MATH 172 - Calculus II OR
  • MATH 132 -Calculus for Management, Life, and Social Sciences

Electives (choose 2)

  • GEOL 212 - Structural Geology
  • GEOL 251 - Oceanography
  • GEOL 316 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • GEOL 322 - Coastal Geomorphology
  • GEOG 361 - Advanced GIS
  • CHEM 253 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
  • ENGR 306 - Principles of Environmental Engineering
  • PHYS 133 - Introductory Physics: Mechanics and Gravity