The Hydrogeology concentration provides training in geological aspects of water resources and allied disciplines, while ensuring that students are well prepared for a variety of geological fields. Students pursuing this concentration will be particularly well prepared for employment in environmental, engineering, water resource, geotechnical, and groundwater firms, government agencies managing or assessing water resources, or for subsequent graduate training in hydrogeology or other water resource-related disciplines.

Effective Fall 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
GEOL 1501Physical Geology for Scientists and Engineers3A4
GEOL 154Historical and Analytical Geology 4
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 125Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 126Analytic Trigonometry (GT-MA1)1B1
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
 Total Credits 32
Sophomore
 
CHEM 113General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II 1
Select one from the following: 3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)2 
GEOL 232Mineralogy 3
GEOL 344Stratigraphy and Sedimentology 4
GEOL 364Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology4B4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A5
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
GEOL 366Sedimentary Petrology and Geochemistry4A,4B4
GEOL 372Structural Geology4B4
GEOL 376Geologic Field Methods4A,4C3
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
Select one from the following: 3-5
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A 
Soil Physics  
STAT 301 or 315Introduction to Statistical Methods
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
 3
Arts and Humanities 3
 Total Credits 24-26
Summer 
GEOL 436Geology Summer Field Course4C6
 Total Credits 6
Senior
 
GEOL 452Hydrogeology 4
GEOL 454Geomorphology 4
MATH 340Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 4
NR 319 or 322Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
 4
WR 416Land Use Hydrology 3
Select 6 credits from Directed Technical Electives 2 6
Groundwater Engineering  
Nonpoint Source Pollution  
Wells and Pumps  
Modern Gas and Oil  
Applied Geophysics  
Environmental Geology  
Mineral Deposits  
Research  
Sedimentary Basin Analysis  
Groundwater Modeling  
Advanced Topics in Hydrogeology  
Partial Differential Equations  
Linear Algebra I  
Introduction to Numerical Analysis I  
Soil Physics  
Land Use and Water Quality  
Elective5 1-3
 Total Credits 26-28
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

GEOL 120, GEOL 122, or GEOL 124 in combination with GEOL 121 may be substituted for GEOL 150.

2

At least one of the selected courses must be a geology course.

3

 Only one credit may be used to fulfill the Directed Technical Elective requirement.

4

May be selected as a Directed Technical Elective if not taken in the junior year to fulfill the physics requirement.

5

Select enough credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- 400-level). 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
GEOL 150Physical Geology for Scientists and EngineersX 3A4
MATH 124Logarithmic and Exponential Functions (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 125Numerical Trigonometry (GT-MA1)X 1B1
MATH 126Analytic Trigonometry (GT-MA1) X1B1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)X 3A1
GEOL 154Historical and Analytical GeologyX  4
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B4
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 113General Chemistry II   3
CHEM 114General Chemistry Lab II   1
GEOL 232MineralogyX  3
GEOL 344Stratigraphy and Sedimentology X4A4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)X 1B4
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GEOL 364Igneous and Metamorphic PetrologyX 4B4
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)  2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)  2 
Professional and Technical Communication (GT-CO3)  2 
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)X 3A5
Historical Perspectives  3D3
CHEM 113 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GEOL 366Sedimentary Petrology and Geochemistry  4A,4B4
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists IIIX  4
Select one course from the following:X  3-5
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)  3A 
Soil Physics    
Arts and Humanities  3B3
GEOL 344 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GEOL 372Structural GeologyX 4B4
GEOL 376Geologic Field MethodsX 4A,4C3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Introduction to Statistical Methods    
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists    
 Total Credits   10
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GEOL 436Geology Summer Field CourseX 4C6
 Total Credits   6
Senior
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GEOL 452HydrogeologyX  4
MATH 340Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations   4
Select one course from the following:   4
Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources    
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems    
WR 416Land Use HydrologyX  3
GEOL 366 must be completed by the end of Semester 8.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 9CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GEOL 454GeomorphologyX  4
Directed Technical Electives (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)X  6
ElectiveX  3
The benchmark courses for the 9th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13
 Program Total Credits:   120