Environmental Earth Science Program Requirements

48 semester hours minimum

Core Requirements (17 hours)

GLG 115L – Laboratory (1 hr)

One of these:

GLG 111 – The Dynamic Earth (3 hrs) or
GLG 121 – Environmental Geology (3 hrs) or
GLG 141 – Geology of US National Parks (3 hrs)
or GLG 180 – Gems and Gem Formation (3 hrs)
or GLG F108 – First‐year seminar in Geology (3 hrs)

All of these:

GLG 301 – Sedimentology & Stratigraphy (4 hrs)
GLG 354 – Geomorphology (4 hrs)
GLG 408 - Hydrogeology (4 hrs)

One of these:

IES 274 – Introduction to Sustainability (3 hrs)
IES 275 – Principles of Environmental Sci (3 hrs)
GEO 271 – Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation (3 hrs)

Field Experience

Minimum of 3 semester hours of a field based course. May be fulfilled by credit workshops. Potential course must be approved by GLG CDA. Only 3 hours of this experience will apply towards the major.

Electives (Minimum 14 semester hours)

At least 3 elective courses must be at the 400 level. Only one course may be outside of the Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science. Courses used in the Core Requirements may not be used in Electives.

GLG 201 – Mineralogy (4 hrs)
GLG 204 – Survival on an Evolving Planet (4 hrs)
GLG 244 – Oceanography (3 hrs)
GLG 301 – Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4 hrs)
GLG 307 – Water and Society (3 hrs)
GLG 335 – Ice Age Earth (3 hrs)
GLG 401 – Global Climate change (4 hrs)
GLG 402 – Geomicrobiology (3 hrs)
GLG 417 – Forensic Isotope Geochemistry (3 hrs)
GLG 428 – Hydrogeological Modeling (4 hrs)
GLG 435 – Soils and Paleosols (3 hrs)
GLG 436 – Paleoclimatology (3 hrs)
GLG 437 - Paleontology in Conservation (3 hrs)
GLG 474 - Paleo -ecology, climate, botany (3 hrs)
GLG 482 - Contaminant Hydrogeology (4 hrs)
GLG 491 - Geochemistry of Natural Waters (3 hrs)
GLG 496 – Isotopes in Environ. Processes (3 hrs)
GEO 425 – Hydrogeography (3 hrs)
GEO 426 – Watershed Management (3 hrs)
GEO 441 – Geographic Information Systems (3 hrs)
GEO 442 – Advanced GIS (3 hrs)
GEO 448 – Tech. & Apps. of Remote Sensing (3 hrs)
IES 450 – Environmental Law (3 hrs)
IES 494 - Sustainability Perspectives in Resources and Business (3 hrs)

Related hours (minimum of 12 hours required)

Choose one of these:

CHM 141, 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (3, 2) CHM 141R, 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (4, 2) GLG 211 Chemistry of Earth Systems (3 hrs)

Choose one of these:

MTH 151 Calculus I (5)
MTH 153 Calculus I (4)
MTH 251 Calculus II (4)
STA 261 Statistics (4)
STA 301 Applied Statistics (3)

Choose one of these:

PHY 161 College Physics/Physics Lab (4 hrs)
PHY 191 The Physical World/Physics Lab (5 hrs)
GLG 261 Geohazards and the Solid Earth (3 hrs)

Choose one of these:

BIO 113 Animal Diversity (4 hrs)
BIO/MBI 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics & Diversity (4 hrs)
BIO 121 Environmental Biology (3 hrs)
BIO 131 Plants, Humanity, and Environment (3 hrs)
BIO 176 Ecology of North America (3 hrs)
BIO 191 General Botany (4 hrs)
BIO 209 Fundamentals of Ecology (3 hrs)