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Env Geosci Track

Environmental Geoscience Track

Here is a concise list of degree track requirements. Core requirements are the same as for the geology track, except Phys 201, BI 211, and BI 212 or 213 may be substituted for that track’s physics requirement. GEOL 311 may be substituted for GEOL 331 and 332

Core 60-65 credits
Additional Requirements 20 credits
Biogeography (GEOG 323) 4
Earth Resources and the Environment (GEOL 310) 4
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (GEOL 334) 4
Geologic Hazards (GEOL 353) 4
Hydrogeology (GEOL 451) OR Ecology (BIO 370) 4
Electives 24 credits

Geological Sciences Courses numbered 350, 363, 410, and higher. Recommended electives include: GEOL 418 (Data Analysis), 438 (Geobiology), 441 (Hillslope Geomorphology), and 462 (Environmental Geomechanics). Up to 3 credits of Seminar on Current Topics in Geology (GEOL 407) may be included (P/NP).

Biology Courses numbered 306 and higher

Chemistry General Chemistry Laboratory (CH 227, 228, 229) or Advanced General Chemistry Laboratory (CH 237, 238, 239), Organic Chemistry I,II,III (CH 331, 335, 336), Physical Chemistry (CH 411, 412, 413), Inorganic Chemistry (CH 431, 432, 433), Chemical Thermodynamics (CH 444), Statistical Mechanics (CH 445)

Computer and Information Science Introduction to Programming and Algorithms (CIS 122); Computer Science I,II,III (CIS 210, 211, 212), Introduction to Algorithms (CIS 315)

Geography Climatology (GEOG 321); Geomorphology (GEOG 322); Watershed Science and Policy (GEOG 360); Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 416), Advanced Climatology (GEOG 421), Advanced Geomorphology (GEOG 422), Hydrology and Water Resources (GEOG 425), Fluvial Geomorphology (GEOG 427), Long-Term Environmental Change (GEOG 430), Climatological Aspects of Global Change (GEOG 432), Environmental Alteration (GEOG 461), Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GEOG 472)

Mathematics Introduction to Differential Equations (MATH 256), Several-Variable Calculus I,II (MATH 281, 282), Elementary Linear Algebra (MATH 341, 342), Functions of a Complex Variable I,II (MATH 411, 412), Differential Equations and Fourier Analysis I,II (MATH 420, 421), Statistical Methods I,II (MATH 425, 426)

Physics Introductory Physics Laboratory (PHYS 204, 205, 206), Foundations of Physics Laboratory (PHYS 290), Foundations of Physics II (PHYS 351, 352, 353), Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism (PHYS 411, 412, 413), X-ray Crystallography (PHYS 427)