Environmental Earth Science Program Requirements

53 Semester Hours Minimum

Strongly Recommended for first year students

GLG 147 - Introductory Seminar - Geology & Environmental Earth Science (1 hr)

Core Requirements (17 hours)

Select one of the following

GLG 111 – The Dynamic Earth (3 hrs) or
GLG 121 – Environmental Geology (3 hrs) or
GLG 141 – Geology of US National Parks (3 hrs)

Select one of the following

GEO 271 - Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation (3 hrs)
IES 274 - Introduction to Environment and Sustainability (3 hrs)
IES 275 - Principles of Environmental Science (3)

Select all of the following

GLG 115L - Understanding the Earth (1 hr)
GLG 204 - Survival on an Evolving Planet (4 hrs)
GLG 301 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4 hrs)
GLG 354 - Geomorphology (4 hrs)
GLG 408 - Introduction to Hydrogeology (4)
GLG 496 - Trends and Topics in the Geosciences (3 hrs - capstone course)

Field Experience - Select one of the following or approved alternative*

GLG 311 - Geoenvironmental Field Methods (3 hrs - through Hamilton campus only)
GLG 412 - Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica (3 hrs)
GLG 413 - Tropical Marine Ecology (3 hrs)

*Minimum of 3 semester hours of a field based course.  Courses than can fulfill the Field Experience are listed below.  May be fulfilled by 3 other credit hour workshops if pre-approved by GLG CDA.

Electives (15 CR Hours Minimum, No More Than 1 Course at 200 or 300 level)

Select from the following

GLG 201 – Mineralogy (4 hrs)
GLG 244 – Oceanography (3 hrs)
GLG 307 – Water and Society (3 hrs)
GLG 335 – Ice Age Earth (3 hrs)
GLG 357 - Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology (4 hrs)
GLG 402 – Geomicrobiology (3 hrs)
GLG 417 – Forensic Isotope Geochemistry (3 hrs)
GLG 428 – Hydrogeological Modeling (4 hrs)
GLG 432 – X-ray Powder Diffraction & Clay Analysis (3 hrs)
GLG 435 - Soils and Paleosols (3 hrs)
GLG 436 – Paleoclimatology (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 (9 CR Hours Minimum)

Select one of the following

CHM 141 - College Chemistry (3 hrs) & CHM 144 Lab (2 hrs)
GLG 211 - Chemistry of Earth Systems (3 hrs)

Select one of the following

PHY 161 - Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I (4 hrs)
PHY 191 - General Physics with Laboratory I (5 hrs)
GLG 261 - Geohazards and the Solid Earth (3 hrs)

Select one of the following

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


Note:  Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Earth Science meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing GLG 204, GLG 301, and GLG 497.