Applied Geoscience

Course Overview

As an applied geoscience major, you’ll combine geology classes with remote sensing, environmental geology and computer courses to learn how to map and monitor the earth.

  • Map out your future in the only degreed program in the nation that combines geology classes with remote sensing, environmental geology and computer courses.
  • Using the very latest computers and software, learn how to interpret satellite imagery for mapping and monitoring the earth.
  • Get an internship in resource management with local environmental consulting firms, government agencies or oil and gas companies.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Understanding the Earth
Earth Resources & the Environment

So

Environmental Earth Resources
Mineralogy
Petrology
Chemistry
2 Geology courses

Jr

Remote Sensing I and II
Computers and Geology
Physics I and II
Computer Science course

Sr

Environmental Geology
Geographic Information Systems I and II
Weather and Climate

Where Graduates Go

Applied geoscience grads often work for environmental engineering companies or continue graduate study in geology, environmental science or geography.