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Engineering and Environmental Geoscience

The Environmental and Engineering Geoscience concentration is designed for students wishing to emphasize the engineering and hydrological aspects of geology as they pertain to addressing practical problems in society.

Total Credits Needed for Degree - 120 semester hours
(Includes Core Curriculum courses, required courses, and electives.)

Core Curriculum - 43-44 Semester Hours (SH)

University Core

A. Core Foundations

CORE 101   ___ 3
CORE 102   ___ 3
CORE 103* ___ 3
CORE 201   ___ 3
CORE 202   ___ 3

NOTE: Courses listed in multiple areas can only be used to fulfill a single area requirement.

Students can use only one course with their major prefix to fulfill core requirements.

* Honors course - will replace CORE 101 & 102 for those students in the RU honors program

A. Core Skills and Knowledge

Courses must be from different disciplines:

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (3SH)
MATH 151   ___ 3

NATURAL SCIENCES (4 SH)
GEOL 100   ___ 4

HUMANITIES (3 SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: ENGL 200 HIST 101, 102 PHIL 111, 112, 114 RELN 111, 112, 203, 206

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS (3 SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: ART 111, 215, 216 CVPA 266, DNCE 111 MUSC 100, 121, 123 THEA 100, 180

SOCIAL/BEHAV. SCIENCES (3 SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: ANSC 101, APST 200 ECON 105, 106 GEOG 101, 102, 103 HIST 111, 112 POSC 110, 120 PSYC 121 RELN 205 SOCY 110, 121

College Core

National and International Perspectives

Courses must be from different disciplines:

U. S. PERSPECTIVES (3 SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: APST 200 ECON 101, 105, 106, ENGL 203 GEOG 201, 202, 203 HIST 111, 112 POSC 120 SOCY 110

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES (3SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: ENGL 201 CVPA 266 GEOG 101, 102, 140, 280 HIST 101, 102 INST 101 ITEC 112 PEAC 200 RELN 112, 205, SOCY 121, THEA 180 WMST 10

Supporting Skills and Knowledge

NATURAL SCI. OR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (3-4 SH)
CHEM 101   ___ 4

HUMANITIES, VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS, OR FOREIGN LANGUAGES (3-4 SH)
_____  _____  _____  3-4
One of the following: ENGL 200 HIST 101, 102 PHIL 111, 112, 114 RELN 111, 112, 203, 06 Or ART 111, 215, 216 DNCE 111 MUSC 100, 121, 123 THEA 100, 180 Or CHNS 101: 102, 201: 202 FORL 100, 109, 209, 309, 409, 200: 210 FREN 100, 200:210, 300, 320 GRMN 100, 200: 210, 300 LATN 101: 102, 201, 350 SPAN 101: 102, 201

SOCIAL/ BEHAV. SCI. OR HEALTH & WELLNESS (3SH)
_____  _____  _____  3
One of the following: ANSC 101, APST 200 ECON 105, 106 GEOG 101, 102, 103 HIST 111, 112 POSC 110, 120 PSYC 121 RELN 205 SOCY 110, 121 HLTH 111,200 NURS 111 NUTR 214 RCPT 200

Engineering and Environmental Geosciences Concentration

Course Number Credit Hours Course
Title
Semester Offered Prerequisites
GEOL 100 4 Earth Resources and Natural Hazards F/S/SU  
GEOL 105 4 Exploring Earth F/S/SU  
GEOL 106 4 The Earth Through Time F/S/SU GEOL 105
GEOL 310 4 Mineralogy F GEOL 105 and CHEM 101(co-requisite)
GEOL 312 4 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology S GEOL 310
GEOL 440 4 Structural Geology F GEOL 310
GEOL 441 4 Geologic Field Methods S GEOL 440

Additional Courses Required for the Engineering and Environmental Geosciences Concentration

Course Number Credit Hours Course
Title
Semester Offered Prerequisites
GEOG 250 3 Introduction to GIS F/S Basic knowledge of internet usage
GEOG 315 3 Intermediate GIS Concepts S GEOG 250
GEOL 320 4 Sedimentary Petrology and Stratigraphy F GEOL 310
GEOL 455 4 Principles of Engineering F GEOL 105; & GEOL 100 or 106; MATH 140 or higher; 4 hrs PHYS recommended
GEOL 406 4 Geophysics S'11 every other S SGEOL 105 or ASTR 111; & PHYS 111:112 or PHYS 221:222 & MATH 152
GEOL 460 3 Senior Seminar F Senior Standing
GEOL 474 4 Hydrogeology S GEOL 105; & GEOL 100 or 106; MATH 140 or higher; 4 hrs PHYS recommended
CHEM 101 4 General Chemistry F/SU  
CHEM 102 4 General Chemistry S/SU CHEM 101
MATH 151 3 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I F/S Math SAT = 550,or college pre-calc = "C" or ALEKS exam
MATH 152 3
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II F/S MATH 151

B.S. Requirements: 8 Hours of Physics Courses

Choose one from the options below.

Course
Number
Credit
Hours
Course
Title
Semester
Offered
Prerequisites
PHYS 111:112 4/4
General Physics F/S MATH 137 or equivalent
PHYS 221:222 4/4
Physics F/S MATH 151

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