General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30
|Select courses from the following to total 28 credits:||28|
|Remote Sensing and GIS|
|Structural Geology (Graduate)|
|Analytical Methods in Mineralogy|
|Nanoscience and the Environment|
|Introduction to Geophysics|
|Advanced Low-Temperature Geochemistry|
|Vertebrate Paleontology and Taphonomy|
|Electron Optical Techniques|
|Soils and Paleosols|
|Quantitative Structural Geo|
|Independent Study Program|
|Graduate Geology Seminar|
|Comprehensive Examination Prep|
|EES 9996||Master's Thesis Research||2|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
The elective is selected in consultation with an advisor.
The purpose of the comprehensive examination is to demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge in the concepts of geological sciences. The exam has written and oral sections. It is taken when the student completes at least 20 credits.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Science requires an original research thesis as the culminating project to earn its master's degree. The thesis is evaluated for both scientific content and writing style by a committee of two faculty members and the thesis advisor. Students are required to defend their theses publicly to the academic community.