Hydrogeology Minor

Hydrogeology Minor

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 to:

  1. introduce students to the field of hydrogeology
  2. educate students for hydrogeology-related employment
  3. 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:
EES336Applied Hydrogeochemistry3
EES422Groundwater Hydrology4
MAT244Calculus II with Technology3
CHE216Organic Chemistry4
or
CHE322Physical Chemistry3
One of the following:
EES436Introduction to Contaminant Hydrogeology3
EES457Instrumental Methods in Environmental Earth Science3
EES460Special Topics in Earth Science3
EES480Independent Study3
EES491Internship3
Total Credits: 

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