Environmental Geology Concentration within the Specialized Curriculum

For the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Geology

Major in Specialized Curriculum in Geology and Geophysics

Graduation requires a grade point average of at least 2.0 overall and a 2.0 average in all required science and technical courses (geology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, and technical requirements listed below). The Department of Geology will supply upon request a Guide for Geology Undergraduates giving more information about the curriculum.

E-mail: geology@illinois.edu

Web address for department: www.geology.illinois.edu

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 126 hours

Departmental distinction: Students who maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5 in all geology courses and 3.0 in all other science and mathematics courses and who complete an acceptable senior thesis, including at least 4 hours credit in GEOL 492 or GEOL 493, are recommended for graduation with distinction.

Chemistry- Select one group of courses:8-9
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry Lab I
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry Lab II
or
Accelerated Chemistry I
Accelerated Chemistry Lab I
Accelerated Chemistry II
Accelerated Chemistry Lab II
24 hours of Geology Courses
GEOL 107Physical Geology 14
GEOL 208History of the Earth System4
GEOL 380Environmental Geology4
GEOL 401Geomorphology4
GEOL 451Env and Exploration Geophysics4
or GEOL 452 Introduction to Geophysics
GEOL 470Introduction to Hydrogeology4
Mathematics11-12
Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Physics8-10
University Physics: Mechanics
and University Physics: Elec & Mag
or
College Physics: Mech & Heat
and College Physics: E&M & Modern
Statistics- Select one of the following:4
Applied Statistical Methods I
Statistics and Probability I
Additional Technical Requirements24
Select from the following courses. At least 9 hours must be geology courses and at least 9 hours must be non-geology courses.
Environmental Engineering
Elementary Organic Chemistry I
Intro Computing: Engrg & Sci
Intro to Computer Science
Environ Toxicology & Health
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Structural Geol and Tectonics
Geol Field Methods, Western US 2
Mineralogy and Mineral Optics
Petrology and Petrography
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Geochemistry
Introductory Matrix Theory
Applied Linear Algebra
Intro Differential Equations
Differential Equations
Introductory Microbiology
Intro Microbiology Laboratory
Univ Physics: Thermal Physics
Univ Physics: Quantum Physics
Methods of Applied Statistics
Introduction to Statics
Statics
1

Students who decide to follow the curriculum after first taking GEOL 100 or GEOL 103 should enroll in GEOL 208. GEOL 100 or GEOL 103 will be accepted as a substitute for GEOL 107, but students should be aware that these courses are not intended for science majors.

2

GEOL 417 is a 6-hour summer field course taught off campus.