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Department of Geosciences and Environment

Environmental Geoscience Option

Want to pursue a career in Environmental Sciences?  If yes, then this option is for you. You will be exposed to courses in climate change, water resources, environmental impacts, and urban environmental issues. Based on a strong foundation that cuts across different departments and fields, you will be able to pursue career options in the environmental sector, public sector or academia.

Environmental Geosciences Option (98-100 units)

I. Lower Division Required Foundational Courses (28 or 26)
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (5)
MATH 206 Calculus (4)
MATH 207 Calculus II (4) or BIOL 300 Biometrics (4)

BIOL 100A Introductory Biology (5) and
BIOL 100B Introductory Biology (5)
OR
PHYS 101 Physics (4) and
PHYS 102 Physics (4)

II. Lower Division Required Courses (24)
GEOL 150 Earth Revealed (4)
GEOL 155 Oceanography (4)
GEOG 155 Cultural Geography (4)
GEOG 160 Physical Geography (4)
GEOL 220 Environmental Geosciences (4)
GEOL 252 Historical Geology (4)

III. Upper Division Required Courses (32 units)
GEOL 301 Mineralogy and Petrology (4)
GEOL 360 Geological Mapping (4)
GEOL 402 Sedimentary Petrology (4)
GEOL 410 Structural Geology (4)
GEOL 422 Environmental and Forensic Geochemistry (4)
GEOL 484 Hydrogeology (4)
GEOL 487 Watershed Analyses (4)
GEOG 410 Applied Climatology (4)

IV. Electives (16 units)
Select 4 courses from the following list. Other courses may be substituted with prior advisor approval.

GEOG 369 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Sciences (4)
GEOG 402 Geomorphology
GEOG 465 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications in Environmental Studies (4)
GEOG 466 Remote Sensing (4)
GEOG 468 Computer Cartography
GEOG 469 Spatial Analysis and GIS Modeling (4)
GEOL 321 Geology of Southern California (4)
GEOL 370 Geochemistry (4)
GEOL 424 Low Temperature Geochemistry (4)
GEOL 433 Quaternary Geology (4)
GEOL 434 Volcanology (4)
GEOL 435 Coastal Processes (4)
GEOL 481 Engineering Geology (4)
GEOL 483 Photogeology (4)
GEOL 485 Groundwater Management and Models (4)
GEOL 486 Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (4)
GEOL 490 Special Topics in Geology (1-4)
GEOL 491 Special Laboratory Topics in Geology (1-3

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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