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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Geological Sciences Major, BS

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This major in environmental geological sciences focuses on the interactions between solid Earth and the atmosphere and hydrosphere, including ground water, soils, and climate. The BS program builds on a solid foundation in allied sciences and math and prepares students for graduate school and a variety of careers in the environmental and geological sciences, including environmental consulting and water resources.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Gain experience in conducting original research, developing a hypothesis or research questions, predictions, data gathering and analysis, and literature review. Present analysis either orally or in a professionally written report
  • Interpret representations of data (e.g. graphs, maps, cross-sections) including uncertainties, differentiate data from interpretation
  • Apply quantitative reasoning skills to problems in environmental geology
  • Become familiar with environmental policies and practices, e.g. responsible ways to recover, use, and conserve non-renewable geological resources; environmental hazard mitigation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of core areas of environmental geology, e.g. processes and risks associated with natural and anthropogenic environmental hazards.

Total Required Course Credits: 74

Allied Science Requirements for Bachelor of Science Environmental Geological Sciences Degree

Total Allied Science Credits: 35

Total Credits: 109

College and Department Information

Geological Sciences Department  
College of the Sciences  

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