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Environmental Geology

Students in the Environmental Geology concentration will develop a thorough understanding of the way the land, water and air function in the environment, as well as their mutual interactions. This concentration is of particular interest for students interested in environmental remediation applications and in helping to minimize environmental degradation. You may apply your knowledge to solve environmental conflicts, mitigate pollution or manage natural resources.

Graduates with the Environmental Geology concentration find employment opportunities with hydrologic, environmental or geotechnical consulting firms, or in government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Geological Survey (USGS), State Departments of Environmental Protection and local water departments.

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Environmental Geology concentration course options

  • Elemental Cycling in Global Systems
  • Earth Systems & Earth Hazards
  • Geology of Soils
  • Aqueous Geochemistry
  • Field Study of Soils
  • Fundamentals of Air Pollution
  • Wetlands
  • Modeling Geographic Objects (GIS)
  • Modeling Geographic Space (GIS)
  • US Environmental Policy—An Analysis of NEPA

Please note that these courses are currently approved for this concentration. However, you may request to add different courses, and new courses may also become available.

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