Physical Environmental Science Minor
Water Resources Management
Minor


Geology

Faculty
William Bajjali, Assistant Professor, GIS and Earth Science
John F. "Jack" Zaengle, Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science

Courses are available in Geology. For more information, see Geology in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.

Physical Environmental Science Minor
21 credits

Viable employment opportunities exist for graduates in the areas of hydrogeology and environmental remediation. Well-qualified scientists with a background in geology, hydrology, chemistry and geographic information systems (GIS) are required to meet this need.

Required Courses:
GEOL 110       Physical Geology                                                          4 credits
GEOL 130       Environmental Geology 4 credits
GEOL 300       Watershed Hydrogeology                                             4 credits
GEOL 360       Surficial Processes and Soil                                           4 credits

Plus at least nine credits from the following list of classes1
BIOL 300        Marine Biology                                                             3 credits
BIOL 340        Ecology                                                                        4 credits
CHEM 205      Quantitative Analysis Lecture                                        3 credits
CHEM 206      Quantitative Analysis Lab                                              2 credits
CHEM 300      Chemistry of Natural Waters                                         3 credits
CHEM 312      Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lecture *                 3 credits
CHEM 313      Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lab *                       2 credits
GEOL 130       Environmental Geology                                                 4 credits
GEOL 350       Physical Oceanography                                                 3 credits
GEOL 481       Special Topics                                                              1-4 credits
GEOLG 491    Undergraduate Research **                                          1-4 credits
GEOLG 496    Internship **                                                                1-4 credits

1Classes used to fulfill the requirements of the Chemistry or Biology major cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of this minor.

* CHEM 320/321 and CHEM 322/323 can be substituted.

** A combined maximum of four4 credits may be earned in GEOL 491 and 496.

Water Resources Management Minor
22 credits

Students will complete the Water Resources Management Program at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minn. UW-Superior students may take one year of study at Vermilion and complete the minor at UW-Superior. All students will be required to complete two approved courses (see below) numbered over 300 at UW-Superior.

Required courses include:

No.

Name

Credits

Campus

Transfer No.

WRT 1656

Environmental Compliance

3

Vermilion

GEOL 189

WRT 1658

Soils and Hydrology

3

Vermilion

GEOL 189

WRT 2265

Water and Wastewater Analysis

5

Vermilion

GEOL 289

GEOL 300

Watershed Hydrology

4

UW-Superior

 

Electives:

No.

Name

Credits

Campus

Transfer No.

WRT 1255

Field Visits

1-3

Vermilion

GEOL 189

WRT 2268

Water Management

3

Vermilion

GEOL 289

WRT 2266

Instrumentation

1

Vermilion

GEOL 289

WRT 2269

Water and Wastewater Analysis II

Vermilion

CHEM 300

or

 

 

 

 

CHEM 300

Water Chemistry 

3

UW-Superior

 

ESCI 1559

Meteorology

3

Vermilion

GEOL 189

GEOL 360

Surficial Processes and Soils

4

UW-Superior

 

LSTU 303

Environmental Law and Regulation

3

UW-Superior