Engineering Geology Undergraduate Certificate

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Where geology and engineering meet

Are you an aspiring geologist who likes to build, or an engineer interested in geology?

Get the skills and know-how needed to work in the geotechnical or civil/environmental engineering fields.

Learn the basics of geology, the engineering properties of rocks and soils, and more.

Choose your certificate

Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in engineering geology.

Engineering Geology

This certificate will allow geology majors to document additional competencies relevant to careers in the geotechnical and civil/environmental engineering fields. Engineering students will gain additional perspectives on the geological aspects of civil engineering. Students from related majors interested in careers in the geotechnical industry will also gain career-relevant skills that complement their area of major study.

Program requirements (13 hours)

  1. GRY 275(3), GLG 110(4), GLG 573(3).
  2. One course from: GLG 572(3), 580(3), 590(3).
  3. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Note: The GLG prerequisites for GLG 573, 572, 580 and 590 may be waived for non-geology majors at the discretion of the department head, assuming that student has already completed GLG 110 and any MTH prerequisites for the course.

Note: Students in the cooperative engineering program may contact the School of Earth, Environment and Sustainability director to request a substitution for GLG 572.

Completion requirement

Attain a grade of C or better in all courses used to fulfill the certificate requirements.