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Environmental Geosciences

Environmental Geosciences Curriculum

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.

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 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.