Department of Environmental Earth Science

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Environmental Earth Science Major:
BS Degree Requirements

To graduate with a degree in earth science, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA 2.0 in courses required for the major. No science or math courses required for the major may be taken on a credit/no credit basis.

The following courses are required for all Environmental Earth Science majors:

I. Core EES Courses: 36 credits
Subject Course Title Credits
*EES 104 Dynamic Earth w/Lab 4
EES 130 Ancient Environments w/Lab 4
EES 224 Landform Analysis w/Lab 4
EES 322 Hydrology w/Lab 4
EES 330 Mineralogy and Rock Analysis w/Lab 4
EES 340 Geographic Information Systems w/Lab 4
EES 344 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy w/Lab 4
EES 350 Field Methods in Earth Science 4
EES 356 Structural Geology and Environmental Applications 4
*Alternatives 106, 110, 125, 202 w/Lab 112
II. Advanced EES Corses:1 9-12 credits
EES 336 Applied Hydrogeochemistry (WI) 3
EES 342 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (WI) 4
EES 402 Energy Issues in Geoscience (WI) 3
EES 422 Groundwater Hydrology (WI) 4
EES 424 Glacial and Quaternary Geology 3
EES 428 Geologic Regions of North America 3
EES 436 Introduction to Contaminant Hydrogeology (WI) 3
EES 440 Process Geomorphology (WI) 4
EES 444 GIS Applications in Environmental Science (WI) 4
EES 460-2 Special Topics in Earth Science 3-4
III. Required Courses in Related Areas: 20 credits
CHE 210/213 General Chemistry I and II w/Lab 3
MAT 243 Calculus I w/Technology 3-4
PHY 204/205 Physics I and Physics II 4
or
PHY 208/209 Physics I w/Calculus and Physics II w/Calculus 4
IV. Recommended Electives 2
BIO 308 General Ecology 3
CHE 216 Organic Chemistry I w/Lab 4
CHE 217 Organic Chemistry II w/Lab 4
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing and Problem Solving 3
CHE 310 Environmental Chemistry 3
EES 392 Environmental Earth Science Practicum 3
EES 480 Independent Study in Earth Science 3
EES 486 Earth Science Research 3
EES 491 Internship in Environmental Earth Science 3
MAT 216 Statistical Data Analysis 3
MAT 244 Calculus II w/Technology 4
MAT 340 Calculus III 4
Total Credits

Recommend MInors: A minor is not required. In addition to the EES minors, the following are appropriate for EES majors: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, Political Science.

1Three of the following are required; at least one must be writing intensive (WI)
2 For students wanting to go beyond the above required courses, the following are options pertinent to an EES background.

 

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