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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


All of the following courses:

  • MTH 161: Calculus IA*
  • MTH 162: Calculus IIA*
  • MTH 164: Multidimensional Calculus
  • MTH 165: Linear Algebra with Differential Equations
  • PHY 101: Introduction MTH Methods Science and Engineering
  • PHY 121: Mechanics
  • PHY 122: Electricity and Magnetism
  • CHM 131: Chemistry Concepts, Systems, Practice I
  • EES 101: Introduction to Geological Sciences
  • EES 201: Evolution of the Earth
  • EES 204W: Earth Minerals
  • EES 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

*MTH 161 and MTH 162 can be replaced with MTH 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 EES 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.