Department Information

Chair:
David Barclay
Bowers Hall, Room 342
Phone: 607-753-2815
Fax: 607-753-4973

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Program Details

Geology: Concentration in Environmental Science [GLY/ENVS] (Major)

This major in the Geology Department with a concentration in environmental science provides a broad-based program designed to meet the professional and graduate school demands of environmental geoscientists.

Career Potential

  • Environmental geoscientist
  • Consulting geoscientist
  • Hydrogeologist

A. Required Courses in Geology: 29-30 credit hours
  • GLY 261 - Physical Geology (4 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 262 - Historical Geology (4 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 301 - Mineralogy (4 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 302 - Petrology (4 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 367 - Geomorphology (3 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 371 - Meteorology (4 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 410 - Hydrogeology (3 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 476 - Geologic Field Methods (3-4 cr. hr.)
B. Elective Courses in Geology: 5-6 credit hours

Choose five to six credit hours from the following to bring the total in Geology (GLY) courses to 35 credit hours.

  • GLY 396 - Aqueous Geochemistry (3 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 397 - Physical Oceanography (3 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 400 - Supplemental Field Studies (1-3 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 469 - Structural Geology (3 cr. hr.)
  • GLY 471 - Stratigraphy (3 cr. hr.)
C. Courses in Related Areas: 49-58 credit hours
  • BIO 201 - Biological Sciences I (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 202 - Biological Sciences II (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 412 - General Ecology (4 cr. hr.)
  • CAP 100 - Introduction to Computer Applications (3 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 221 - General Chemistry I (4 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 222 - General Chemistry II (4 cr. hr.)
  • ENS 486 - Seminar in Environmental Science (3 cr. hr.)
  • ENS 487 - Environmental Science Internship (3-12 cr. hr.)
  • EST 100 - Introduction to Environmental Studies (3 cr. hr.)
  • GRY 324 - Introduction to Cartography and Geographic Information Systems (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 121 - Calculus A (3 cr. hr.)
    S
    elect one:
  • MAT 122 - Calculus B (3 cr. hr.) or
  • MAT 201 - Statistical Methods (3 cr. hr.)
Select a two-semester sequence from the following:
  • PHY 105 - Elementary Mechanics and Heat (4 cr. hr.) and
  • PHY 106 - Elementary Electricity, Light and Sound (4 cr. hr.) or
  • PHY 201 - Principles of Physics I (4 cr. hr.) and
  • PHY 202 - Principles of Physics II (4 cr. hr.)
D. College Requirements: 36-39 credit hours
  • Composition and General Education Courses: 24-27 credit hours
  • Free Elective Courses: 12 credit hours
  • The General Education requirements in the following categories are satisfied by courses in the program:
    • Quantitative Skills (Category 1)
    • Natural Sciences (Categories 2 and 13)
    • Social Science (Category 3)
    • Presentation Skills (in Category 10)
    • Science, Technology, Values and Society (Category 12)
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120-123

Note

Students in the B.A. program may need to take additional foreign language courses to reach the 202 level.