Skip to Main Content

Environmental Geology (BS)

Variable Credit Min

69

Variable Credit Max

76

Major Academic Plan

Title

Effective Inquiry and Communication

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate competence in scientific inquiry writing and oral presentation.

Title

Professional Preparation

Learning Outcome

Be employable in geology-related fields especially environmental geology or able to further their education in graduate programs.

Title

Technical Competence

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate competence in relevant computer applications laboratory methods and field methods.

Title

Discussing Society's Impact on the Planet

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate the ability to critically discuss issues related to the environment that impact society and planet Earth.

Title

Discussing Science and Religion

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate the ability to critically discuss the relationship between science and religion.

Program Requirements

Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.

Requirement 1 — Complete 12 Courses

course - Physical Geology 4.0

course - Field Studies 3.0

course - Geological Communications 3.0

course - Sedimentology & Stratigraphy 3.0

course - Structural Geology 3.0

course - Geological Field Methods 2.0

course - Geological Mapping 2.0

course - Geologic Writing 2.0

course - Groundwater 3.0

course - Geochemistry 3.0

course - Contaminant Hydrogeology 3.0

course - Environmental Soil Chemistry 3.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 2 hours

course - Geology Seminar - You may take 4 times 0.5

Requirement 3 — Complete 4 Courses

Note: PWS lectures and labs (PWS 282 & 283; PWS 305 & 306; PWS 365 & 366) require separate registration and can be taken separately.

course - Soil Mechanics 3.0

course - Engr Applications of GIS 3.0

course - Hydrology 3.0

course - Environmental Engineering Proc 3.0

course - Geospatial Software Dev 3.0

course - Hydrologic Modeling 3.0

course - Geo-Environmental Engineering 3.0

course - Groundwater Modeling 3.0

course - Water Treatment Fac Design 3.0

course - Environmental Chemistry 3.0

course - Remote Sensing 1 3.0

course - Remote Sensing 2 3.0

course - Geology for Engineers 3.0

course - Mineralogy 4.0

course - Petrology 3.0

course - GeoMathematics 3.0

course - Geomorphology 3.0

course - Soil Science 3.0

course - Soil Science Lab 1.0

course - Watershed Ecology 3.0

course - Watershed Ecology Lab 1.0

course - Biogeochem 3.0

course - Biogeochem Lab 1.0

course - Aquatic Policies & Laws 3.0

Requirement 4 — Complete 1 of 2 Options

Option 4.1 — Complete 3 Courses

course - Gen College Chem 1+Lab Integr 4.0

course - General College Chemistry 2 3.0

course - Gen Coll Chem Lab 1.0

Option 4.2 — Complete 2 Courses

course - Principles of Chemistry 1 4.0

course - Principles of Chemistry 2 3.0

Requirement 5 — Complete 6 Courses

course - Calculus 1 4.0

course - Calculus 2 4.0

course - General Physics 1 3.0

course - General Physics 2 3.0

course - Principles of Statistics 3.0

course - Technical Communication 3.0

Requirement 6 — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

Complete a practice version of the American State Board of Geologists fundamentals of geology exam.