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Environmental Geoscience B.S.

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  • Day- or weekend-long field trips to learn geology in the field
  • Immersive field training through rotating week-long field course options
  • Experiential training in geologic methods and career skills
  • Preparation for careers in environmental science, conservation, natural resources management, land-use planning, environmental quality control, water resources, and water quality
  • Preparation for graduate school

Admissions Information

Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Coordinator: Dr. Greg Springer

Program Overview

The preprofessional program in environmental water resources is designed to provide you with broad training for careers in many aspects of environmental science. In many areas, you should anticipate further training at the graduate level. Consult with the undergraduate adviser in the Earth and Environmental Geosciences Department before planning your schedule of coursework.

Careers and Graduate School

Graduates with a degree in Geological Sciences – Environmental Water Resources are prepared for a variety of career paths. Students can pursue positions with employers in the petroleum industry, state, and national government agencies, research laboratories, state highway departments, mining companies, civil engineering firms, surveying companies, consulting firms, museums, public and private K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, etc. Students are also adequately prepared to pursue graduate work in their field of interest.

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Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Major code BS3326

University-wide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all University-wide graduation requirements.

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences

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Geological Sciences—Environmental Geoscience Major Requirements

The major requirement for the (B.S.) degree in Geological Sciences — Environmental Geoscience requires 44 hours.

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