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Environmental Earth Science: BS Degree Requirements

To graduate with a major in environmental 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 EES majors completing the Environmental Earth Science Concentration

I. Core EES Courses: 32 credits

  • EES 104 Dynamic Earth w/Lab* - 4 credits
    *Alternatives 110 w/Lab 112, or EES 220 w/Lab 221
  • EES 130 Ancient Environments w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 224 Landform Analysis w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 322 Hydrology w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 330 Mineralogy and Rock Analysis w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 340 Geographic Information Systems w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 344 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy w/Lab - 4 credits
  • EES 350 Field Methods in Earth Science - 4 credits
  • EES 356 Structural Geology and Environmental Applications - 4 credits

II. Advanced EES Courses: 9-12 credits

  • EES 306 Sustainable Buildings - 3 credits
  • EES 342 Advanced Geographic Information Systems - 4 credits
  • EES 402 Energy Issues in Geoscience - 3 credits
  • EES 405 Energy Analysis - 3 credits
  • EES 424 Glacial and Quaternary Geology - 3 credits
  • EES 440 Process Geomorphology - 4 credits
  • EES 444 Geospatial Applications with Remote Sensing - 4 credits
  • EES 450 Hydrological Research Methods – 3 credits
  • EES 456 Coastal Geologic Hazards – 3 credits
  • EES 460 Special Topics in Earth Science - 3-4 credits
  • EES 471 Global Field Course – 3 credits

III. Required Courses in Related Areas: 20 credits

  • CHE 210/211 AND
    CHE 212/213 General Chemistry I and II w/Lab - 8 credits
  • MAT 243 Calculus I w/Technology - 4 credits
  • PHY 204/205 Physics I and Physics II - 8 credits OR
    PHY 208/209 Physics I w/Calculus and Physics II w/Calculus - 8 credits

IV. Recommended Electives

  • CSC 110 Introduction to Computing and Problem Solving - 3 credits
  • CHE 310 Environmental Chemistry 3 credits
  • EES 204 Global Climate Change – 3 credits
  • EES 208 Computer-Aided Drafting – 3 credits
  • EES 271 Global Field Course – 3 credits
  • EES 320 Environmental Management – 3 credits
  • EES 392 Environmental Earth Science Practicum - 3 credits
  • EES 480 Independent Study in Earth Science - 3 credits
  • EES 486 Earth Science Research - 3 credits
  • EES 491 Internship in Environmental Earth Science - 3 credits
  • MAT 216 Statistical Data Analysis - 3 credits