2019-2020 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geoscience

The B.S. in Environmental Geoscience, administered by the College of Engineering and Mines, combines a broad foundation in geology with a thorough background in related sciences and mathematics. This degree provides the graduate with more applied and interdisciplinary science skills than the Geology B.S. or B.A. Although not an engineering degree, graduates with a B.S. in Environmental Geoscience are qualified to work in various environmental fields, including field monitoring, remediation of contaminated sites, evaluation of natural hazards, site selection, waste disposal, and water resources. Continuing at the graduate level at UND or other institutions is another option, with opportunities to branch into fields such as geography, ecology, hydrology, and environmental policy. The program includes electives in biology, chemistry, geological engineering, law, and Earth system science. Completion of a summer geology field course, although strongly recommended, is not required for graduation.

Required 125 credits, including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. The following Core Curriculum:

41 major hours including:
GEOL 101
101L
Introduction to Geology
and Introduction to Geology Laboratory
4
Or
GEOE 203
203L
Earth Dynamics
and Earth Dynamics Laboratory
4
GEOL 103Introduction to Environmental Issues3
GEOL 220Computer Applications in Geology and Environmental Science2
GEOL 256Critical Thinking in the Geosciences2
GEOL 311Geomorphology4
GEOL 318Mineralogy3
GEOL 321Geochemistry3
GEOL 322Geology, Society, and the Environment3
GEOL 342Conservation and Environmental Hydrology3
GEOL 356Geoscience Lectures1
GEOL 414Applied Geophysics3
GEOL 420Geology Capstone3
GEOL 421Seminar I1
GEOL 422Seminar II1
GEOL 487Research I1
GEOL 488Research II2
GEOL 494Senior Thesis1
28 hours required in other departments:
BIOL 150
150L
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
4
BIOL 151
151L
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOL 332
332L
General Ecology
and Gen Ecology Lab
4
CHEM 121
121L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM 122
122L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
MATH 165Calculus I4
PHYS 211
& PHYS 211L
College Physics I
and
4
Program Electives
Select four courses from the following list:12-14
Wildlife Management
Aquatic Ecology
Analytical Chemistry
Engineering Geology
Hydrogeology
Climatology
Environmental Remote Sensing
and Environmental Remote Sensing Laboratory
Site Characterization
LAW 263
Environmental Ethics
Earth System Science
Statistics (PSYC 241, BIOL 470, ECON 210, or MATH 321)3
Other Approved Electives24-26
Total Credits111-115

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