Department of Environmental Sciences

Current Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Geology
Fall 2019 Catalog Year

 University Core and General Requirements
 

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 Required EEES Courses (28 credits)
 
EEES 1020 Physical Geology Laboratory 1
EEES 2100 Fundamentals of Geology 4
EEES 2230 Earth History: Historical Geology & Paleontology 4
EEES 2500 Computer Applications 1
EEES 3210 Mineralogy & Petrology 4
EEES 3220 Sedimentary Petrology & Stratigraphy 3
EEES 3310 Structural Geology & Mapping 3
EEES 3900 Literature & Communication in Environmental Sciences 3
EEES 4650 Geology Field Course
3
EEES 4920 Senior Geology Seminar 2
 
 EEES Elective Requirements (17-18 credits)
 

Six courses total are required from Groups A & B & C (with at least 2 from each group)

Group A (Total of 6 Credit Hours)
EEES 2400 Oceanography 3
EEES 3100 Surficial Geology 3
EEES 4100 Glacial Geology 3
EEES 4200 Quaternary Geology 3
EEES 4240 Soil Science 3
Group B (Total of 6 Credit Hours)
EEES 4150 Evolution 3
EEES 4220 Environmental Geochemistry 3
EEES 4410 Hydrogeology 3
EEES 4450 Hazardous Waste Management 3
EEES 4490 Remote Sensing of the Environment 3
EEES 4610 Geophysics 4
Group C (Total of 5 or 6 Credit Hours) 
EEES 2020 Introduction Environ, Sci. Energy & Climate 3
EEES 2030 Introduction Environ. Sci. Land-Use & Water 3
EEES 2200 Climate Change 3
EEES 2510 Advanced Computer Applications 2
EEES 4480 GIS Applications in Environmental Science 3
ECON 3240 Environmental Economics 3
PSC 4340 Environmental Policy 3
NOTE: Students may request credit for EEES 4980 Special Topics to qualify as an Elective. Discuss individual courses and topics with your academic advisor in the Department.
 Required Non-EEES Courses (26-27 credits)
 
CHEM 1230 & 1240 General Chemistry I & II 4, 4
CHEM 1280 & 1290 General Chemistry Lab I & II 1, 1
Choose one from:
MATH 1850 & 1860 Single Variable Calculus I & II   5, 5
MATH 1750 & 1760 Calculus for the Life Sciences I & II 4, 3
MATH 1830 & 1840 Calculus for Mathematics, Scientists & Educators I & II 4, 4
Choose one from:
PHYS 2070 & 2080 General Physics I & II 5, 5
PHYS 2130 & 2140 Physics for Scientists & Engineers I & II 5, 5
 
 Additional Requirements
 

Students must achieve at least a 2.5 GPA in the major.  No required courses may be taken as P/NC (pass/no credit).

 Suggested Rotation & Timing of Required Geology Courses
 
YEAR FALL SPRING
Freshman 1020 Physical Geology Lab (1)
2100 Fundamentals of Geology (4)
2500 Comp. Applications (1)
2230 Earth History (3)
Sophomore Elective 1
3210 Earth Materials I (3)
3220 Earth Materials II (3)
Junior Elective 2
Elective 3 
3310 Structural Geology... (3)
Elective 4
Senior Elective 5 4640 Applied Geology (1)
4920 Geology Seminar (2)
Last Updated: 7/1/19