The Environmental Geosciences program is available to students entering the CEEES department with sophomore status in the Fall of 2012 and previous years. The Environmental Geosciences program provides a foundation in the physical sciences, with emphasis on processes that occur near or at the surface of Earth, and the impact of human activity on such processes. Students explore the geochemical, mineralogical and hydrological properties of Earth’s crust, and develop an understanding of the interplay of natural processes such as mineral-water-rock-bacteria interactions, with anthropogenic issues such as transport of toxic heavy metals and safe disposal of nuclear waste.
|Freshman Year: Fall||Credits||Freshman Year: Spring||Credits|
|WR 13100/Univ. Seminar||3||WR 13100/Univ. Seminar||3|
|MATH 10550: Calculus I||4||MATH 10560: Calculus II||4|
|CHEM 10121: Chemistry: Fundamental||4||CHEM 10122: Chemistry: Biological||3|
|Arts and Letters1||3||PHYS 10310: General Physics I||4|
|ENVG 10110: Physical Geology||4||ENVG 10100: Environmental Geosciences||3|
|Physical Education||0||Physical Education||0|
|Sophomore Year: Fall||Credits||Sophomore Year: Spring||Credits|
|MATH 20550: Calculus III||3.5||MATH 20580: Lin. Alg. & Diff. Eq.||3.5|
|PHYS 10320: General Physics II||4||ENVG 20120: Historical Geology||4|
|ENVG 20200: Mineralogy & Opt. Min.||3||ENVG 20240: Ing. & Metamorphic Pet.||4|
|Arts and Letters1||3||ENVG 45200: Field Trip||1|
|Arts and Letters1||3|
|Junior Year: Fall||Credits||Junior Year: Spring||Credits|
|ENVG 30230: Sediment & Stratigraphy||4||ENVG 30400: Structural Geology||4|
|ENVG 40300: Geochemistry||3||ENVG 30330: Surficial Processes||3|
|Free Elective2||3||ENVG 45200: Field Trip||1|
|Technical Elective2||3||MATH 20340: Introductory Statistics||3|
|Arts and Letters1||3||Arts and Letters1||3|
|Senior Year: Fall||Credits||Senior Year: Spring||Credits|
|Technical Elective2||3||ENVG 40310: Env. Impact Res. Utilization||3|
|Technical Elective2||3||ENVG 40340: Water-Rock Interaction||3|
|Technical Elective2||3||ENVG 40360: Geomicrobiology||3|
|Technical Elective2||3||Technical Elective2||3|
|ENVG 45300: Fall Field Trip||1||Technical Elective2||3|
|Arts and Letters1||3|
Total degree required credits 1264
1 Note: The University Arts and Letters requirement is 24 credit hours. This consists of: Composition and Literature (one course); University Seminar (one course); History (one course); Social Science (one course); Fine Arts or Literature (one course); Philosophy (two courses); Theology (two courses). The University Seminar may be substituted for one of (whichever is applicable): History; Social Science; Fine Arts or Literature; the first Philosophy; the first Theology.
2 Technical and Free Electives are as defined in the academic guide for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences.
3 EG10111 and EG 10112 are not required for the ENVG major, but may be used as technical elective credit for this major. If students take EG 10111 and EG 10112 in their first year, they will take ENVG 10110 in the Fall of their Sophomore year.