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Geology - Environmental Studies

If you’re passionate about empowering yourself to address some of the most urgent environmental issues facing our world today, Whitman’s combined geology-environmental studies major may be the perfect fit for you.

These requirements are in addition to core courses required of all environmental studies majors.

Geology-Environmental Studies:

Geology 125 Environmental Geology (can substitute Geology 110 The Physical Earth OR Geology 120 Geological History of Pacific NW)
Geology 126 Environmental Geology Lab (if taking Geo 110 or Geo 120, take the corresponding lab)
Geology 227 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Geology 270 Minerals, Society and the Environment
Geology 350 Geomorphology
Geology 358 Field Geology of the Northwest
Geology 405 Volcanoes and the Solid Earth OR Geology 301 Hydrology
Geology 420 Structural Geology
Geology 470 Senior Seminar
One additional 3 or 4 credit course numbered 125 or above in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science

Take one of the following:

Biology 115 Regional Natural History
Biology 130 Conservation Biology
Biology 177 Ecology of the American West*
An additional 3-4 credit course numbered 125 or above in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science

Chemistry 125 General Chemistry (Chemistry 140 Advanced General Chemistry I can substitute for Chem 125, 126, 135, and 136)
Chemistry 126 General Chemistry
Chemistry 135 General Chemistry Lab I
Mathematics 125

Strongly Recommended:

Geology 480 Field Mapping or approved summer field course
Courses in meteorology, physics, calculus, and statistics, and additional courses in biology and chemistry.

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