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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Geosystems

Faculty Coordinator: Professor Laurie Baise

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers non-CEE students a five course minor in Geosystems Engineering. This minor provides students an opportunity to study engineering topics related to the soils and water. Course requirements for the Geosystems Engineering Minor have prerequisites of MATH 32, CHEM 1, PHY 11.

Soils Track Requirements

  • ES 5 Introduction to Mechanics-Statistics and Dynamics (3 credits)
  • ES 9 Applied Mechanics (Strength of Materials) (4 credits)
  • CEE 42 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering (4 credits)
  • Approved Elective — see list below
  • Approved Elective — see list below

Water Track Requirements

  • CEE 32 Engineering for a Sustainable and Resilient Society (3 credits)
  • ES 8 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • CEE 12 Introduction to Hydraulic Engineering (4 credits)
  • Approved Elective — see list below
  • Approved Elective — see list below

Approved Electives for Geosystems Minor

  • ES 5* Introduction to Mechanics – Statics & Dynamics (3 credits) 
  • ES 9* Applied Mechanics – Strength of Materials (4 credits)
  • ES 8* Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
  • CEE 12* Intro. to Hydraulic Eng. (4 credits)
  • CEE 32* Eng. for a Sustainable & Resilient Society (3 credits)
  • CEE 42* Intro. to Geotechnical Eng. (4 credits)
  • CEE 80 Integrated Planning & Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems (3 credits)
  • CEE 111 Hydrology of the Built Environment (3 credits)
  • CEE 112 River Hydraulics & Stream Restoration (3 credits)
  • CEE 113 Groundwater Hydrology (4 credits)
  • CEE 114 Field Methods in Hydrogeology (4 credits)
  • CEE 143 Site Remediation (3 credits)
  • CEE 146 Foundation Engineering (3 credits)
  • CEE 149 Earth Support Systems (3 credits)
  • CEE 187 Geographical Information Systems (4 credits)
    *if course not taken as a requirement

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