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Undergraduate Program

BS in Geomechanics

A four-year program in geomechanics is offered jointly with the Department of Mechanical Engineering for students interested in the application of mechanics to problems associated with the atmosphere, rivers, lakes and oceans, and the earth.

Students successful in this program are well equipped for graduate work in a variety of fields, including:

  • Geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • Structural geology and rock mechanics
  • Engineering geology
  • Limnology
  • Coastal and marine geology

Requirements

All of the following courses:

  • MATH 161: Calculus IA*
  • MATH 162: Calculus IIA*
  • MATH 164: Multidimensional Calculus
  • MATH 165: Linear Algebra with Differential Equations
  • PHYS 101: Introduction MATH Methods Science and Engineering
  • PHYS 121: Mechanics
  • PHYS 122: Electricity and Magnetism
  • CHEM 131: Chemistry Concepts, Systems, Practice I
  • EESC 101: Introduction to Earth Sciences
  • EESC 201: Evolution of the Earth
  • EESC 204W: Earth Minerals
  • EESC 208: Structural Geology
  • ME 120: Mechanical Engineering Mechanics I
  • ME 123: Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • ME 225: Introduction to Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 226: Introduction to Solid Mechanics
  • CSC 161: Introduction Programming

*MATH 161 and MATH 162 can be replaced with MATH 141–143.

Plus one of the following:

  • ME 241: Fluid and Thermal Engineering Laboratory
  • ME 242: Solids and Materials Laboratory

Plus four technical electives from any EESC or ME courses at the 200 level or higher

Plus one technical elective from any discipline, as agreed upon with the faculty advisor

Plus three free electives to allow a strong minor in an area of particular interest to the student, or to broaden the scope of the curriculum.