Resource and environmental issues are central to the important challenges facing the world today. As a result, resource and environmental problems are being addressed by a growing number of disciplines, including the sciences, engineering, the legal profession, economics, journalism and ethics. Yet, most of these problems are rooted in geological processes. The B.S. degree in resource geology is intended to provide students with a quantitative understanding of the chemical and physical processes involved in the formation and production of a particular resource and the environmental consequences. The degree is preparation for the practice of geology in the public sector. Because of the multidisciplinary scope of most resource problems, students are strongly encouraged to take appropriate courses in other departments.
Requirements for the Major
A minimum of 33 credit hours in Earth science and a minimum of 23 credit hours of support courses, selected from the following: