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Environmental Geology

The minor in Environmental Geology examines the multidisciplinary factors of geology and related earth science fields, and planning and resources oriented programs. Students in the minor are encouraged to participate in internship programs that assist them in solidifying the Environmental Geology minor with their Geology major or other major field areas that include geologic components.

The minor is sponsored by the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Requirements: 

27-28 units

Complete the following five courses (19 units)

  • GEL 130 Non-Renewable Natural Resources (3 units)
  • GEL 134 Environmental Geology and Land Use Planning (3 units)
  • ESM 186 Environmental Remote Sensing (5 units)
  • SSC 118 Soils in Land Use and the Environment (4 units)
  • HYD 141 Physical Hydrology (4 units)
    • or ECI 142 Engineering Hydrology (4 units)

Choose two courses (8-9 units)

  • AESP 160 The Policy Process (4 units)
  • ESP 171 Urban and Regional Planning (4 units)
  • ESP 179 Environmental Impact Assessment (4 units)
  • HYD 144 Groundwater Hydrology (4 units)
  • HYD 146 Hydrogeology and Contaminant Transport (5 units)

 

Total = 27-28 units

 

Minor Advisor

Kenneth L. Verosub
klverosub@ucdavis.edu
530-752-6911