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Hydrogeology at CSULA (This Site is Under Construction)

Curriculum

Requirements for the Degree  (45 units) 

The graduate program requires 45 quarter units of work including 22.5 units of 500-level courses chosen with adviser approval.  All students must complete Graduate Research  (GEOL 597) and either a Thesis(GEOL 599) or the Comprehensive Examination (GEOL 596).

With approval of the department graduate adviser, students may substitute appropriate 400 or 500-level courses from related areas in science, mathematics, or engineering in the official program to a maximum of 13.5 quarter units. 

Option 2: Environmental Hydrogeology (45 units)

Required Courses (21-25.5 UNITS)

GEOL 422 Environmental and Forensic Geochemistry (4)
GEOL 484 Hydrogeology  (4)
GEOL 487 Watershed Analysis (4)
GEOL 563 Seminar: Water Quality (4.5)
GEOL 597 Graduate Research (4.5)
GEOL 596 Comprehensive Examination (0) or
GEOL 599 Thesis (4.5)

Electives (19.5-24 UNITS)

Select at least two of the following courses:

CE 486 Groundwater Contamination and Remediation  (4)
CE 578 Environmental Fate of Organic Compounds (4)
CE 579 Environmental Mass Transfer (4)
GEOG 469 Spatial Analysis and GIS Modeling  (4)
GEOL 424 Low Temperature Geochemistry (4)
GEOL 435 Coastal Processes (4)
GEOL 485 Groundwater Management and Models (4)
GEOL 560 Advanced Hydrogeology (4.5)
GEOL 561 Vadose Zone Hydrogeology (4.5)
GEOL 562 Contaminant Hydrogeology (4.5)
GEOL 570 Special Topics (2 - 4.5)
GEOL 598 Graduate Directed Study (1.5 - 4.5)

Other Recommended Electives:

BIOL 465 Issues in Environmental Biology (4)
CE 483 Hydrology I (4)
CE 484 Sewerage and Sewage Treatment (4)
CE 580 Environmental Transport (4)
GEOG 466 Remote Sensing  (4)
GEOG 468 Computer Cartography (4)
GEOL 481 Engineering Geology (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)
GEOL 525 Sedimentary Processes, Environments, and Structures  (4.5)
GEOL 581 Engineering Geology Seminar (4.5)
GEOL 585 Landslides, Avalanches, and Debris Flows (4.5)
MICR 430 Bacterial Physiology (3)
MICR 433 Bacterial Physiology Lab (2)

 

 

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