Hydrogeology is an interdisciplinary, quantitative science encompassing aspects of geology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Hydrogeology is the study of the occurrence, distribution, and transport of groundwater, its natural chemical evolution, and the behavior of contaminants in groundwater. Contemporary hydrogeologic problems range from water supply to land subsidence to groundwater protection and contamination. The objectives of the minor are 1) to introduce students to the field of hydrogeology, 2) to educate students for hydrogeology-related employment, and 3) to prepare students for graduate studies in hydrogeology. Courses taken toward the minor must be approved by the Environmental Earth Science Department hydrogeology coordinator. Students must receive a grade of 2.0 or higher in each course for the minor. A minimum of 16 credits are required for the minor. Nine of these hours must be unique to the minor.
Requirements for the minor:
Calculus II with Technology
One the following:
Introduction to Contaminant Hydrogeology
Instrumental Methods in Environmental Earth Science