Environmental Earth Science – Degree Requirements

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
SubjectCourseTitleCredits
EES104Dynamic Earth w/Lab4
EES130Ancient Environments w/Lab4
EES224Landform Analysis w/Lab4
EES322Hydrology w/Lab4
EES330Mineralogy and Rock Analysis w/Lab4
EES340Geographic Information Systems w/Lab4
EES344Sedimentology and Stratigraphy w/Lab4
EES350Field Methods in Earth Science4
EES356Structural Geology and Environmental Applications4
*Alternatives 106, 110, 125, 202 w/Lab 112
II. Advanced EES Corses:1 9-12 credits
EES336Applied Hydrogeochemistry (WI)3
EES342Advanced Geographic Information Systems (WI)4
EES402Energy Issues in Geoscience (WI)3
EES422Groundwater Hydrology (WI)4
EES424Glacial and Quaternary Geology3
EES428Geologic Regions of North America3
EES436Introduction to Contaminant Hydrogeology (WI)3
EES440Process Geomorphology (WI)4
EES444GIS Applications in Environmental Science (WI)4
EES460-2Special Topics in Earth Science3-4
III. Required Courses in Related Areas: 20 credits
CHE210/213General Chemistry I and II w/Lab3
MAT243Calculus I w/Technology3-4
PHY204/205Physics I and Physics II4
or
PHY208/209Physics I w/Calculus and Physics II w/Calculus4
IV. Recommended Electives 2
BIO308General Ecology3
CHE216Organic Chemistry I w/Lab4
CHE217Organic Chemistry II w/Lab4
CSC110Introduction to Computing and Problem Solving3
CHE310Environmental Chemistry3
EES392Environmental Earth Science Practicum3
EES480Independent Study in Earth Science3
EES486Earth Science Research3
EES491Internship in Environmental Earth Science3
MAT216Statistical Data Analysis3
MAT244Calculus II w/Technology4
MAT340Calculus III4
Total Credits

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