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2014-2015 Academic Catalog (August 2014 - July 2015) 
2014-2015 Academic Catalog (August 2014 - July 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Geosciences (BS EG)

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This degree program is designed to prepare students for scientific careers or graduate study in geology and/or environmental science. The degree requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including: (1) the Program of General Studies  (a foreign language is recommended but not required); (2) the multidisciplinary Core Requirements in geology, chemistry, and mathematics listed below (49-55 hours); and (3) one of the three elective concentrations listed below (8-16 hours). Students interested in graduate study in geology should complete the Physical Sciences option since most graduate programs will require one year of chemistry, one year of physics, and one year of calculus; many will also require a foreign language. Students interested in the major should begin and complete coursework in mathematics and chemistry as soon as possible.

Environmental Geosciences Major Requirements

57-71 Hours

Core Requirements:

Elective Concentration

Students must choose one of three options listed below:


8-16 hours

(1) Geography and Geographic Information Systems

16 Hours

10 hours from any of the following (including at least 6 hours in GEOG):

(2) Ecology and Life Sciences

16 Hours

(3) Physical Sciences

8-10 Hours***


*MATH 103   and/or MATH 104  will be waived for those students establishing “equivalent proficiency” as defined by the Department of Mathematics  (Math ACT 25 or 28).

**MATH 250  and MATH 251  recommended for geology graduate school applicants.

*** MATH 250  must be selected as part of the mathematics Core Requirement to satisfy this elective concentration.

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