Jun 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Geological Sciences Major, BS

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.

Required Courses Credits: 51

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 18

Environmental Geological Sciences Breadth Electives Credits: (13-14)

Select electives from the following list:

Allied Science Requirements for Bachelor of Science Environmental Geological Sciences Degree Credits: 35

Total Credits: 104

College and Department Information

Geological Sciences Department  
College of the Sciences  

Program Codes