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Physical Environmental Science Minor

Water Resources Management Minor

 

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Geology

 

Faculty

William Bajjali, Associate 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 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

BIOL 350 Limnology..................................................................3 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

GEOG 241 Fundamentals of GIS I..............................................4 credits

GEOG 243 Fundamentals of GIS II.............................................4 credits

GEOL 130 Environmental Geology..............................................4 credits

GEOL 350 Physical Oceanography.............................................3 credits

GEOL 481 Special Topics ......................................................1-4 credits

GEOL 491 Undergraduate Research** ...................................1-4 credits

GEOL 496 Internship** ..........................................................1-4 credits

 

1 Classes 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 four 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.

WQAL/WSHD 1656 Environmental Compliance             3       Vermilion   GEOL 189

WQAL/WHSD/NRT 1258 Soils and Hydrology              3       Vermilion   GEOL 189

WQAL/WHSD 2265 Water and Wastewater Analysis     5       Vermilion   GEOL 289

GEOL 300 Watershed Hydrology                                    4       UW-Superior

 

Electives:

WQAL/WSHD 1255 Field Visits                                   1-3        Vermilion  GEOL 189

WQAL/WHSD 2268 Water Management                         3        Vermilion  GEOL 289

WQAL 2269 Water and Wastewater Analysis II               3        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