2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Master of Science in Geology and Natural Resources

30 credits

Degree requirements

Requires 30 credits of graduate courses. Each student must register for the 1-credit Research Colloquium during each fall and spring semester of full-time graduate study, and write a thesis, which fulfills 6 credits of the 30-credit requirement. In a normal course of study, students are required to determine the thesis topic by the end of the second semester. The completed thesis document is subject to approval by the committee following a public oral defense.

Core requirements

GEOL 602Colloquium in Geoscience Research

3

NREM 608Research Methodologies in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

3

Course requirements, 12 credits as directed by the thesis committee from

GEOL 600Seminar in Geology

1 TO 3

GEOL 601Seminar in Environmental Geology

1 TO 3

GEOL 605Seminar in Stratigraphy

3

GEOL 610Seminar in Sedimentary Petrology

3

GEOL 626Seminar in Tectonics

3

GEOL 650Seminar in Advanced Hydrology

3

GEOL 660Seminar in Advanced Hydrogeology

3

GEOL 670Seminar in Environmental Geochemistry

3

GEOL 671Seminar in Geomorphology

3

GEOL 685Geology Research Methods

3

NREM 609Seminar

3

NREM 615Water Quality Management

3

NREM 622Soil Quality

3

NREM 627Soil Conversation and Management

3

NREM 642Air Quality Management

3

NREM 652Air, Water and Soil Pollution

3

NREM 687Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

3

NREM 688Site Assessment and Remediation

3

Thesis requirement

THES 698Thesis

1 TO 6

Total Credit Hours:6

Approved graduate electives in GEOL or NREM

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 30