Geological Engineering B.S.

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Minimum Requirements for Geological Engineering B.S.: 127 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.36-40
As part of the general education requirements, complete the following:
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Calculus I
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.16
As part of the B.S. requirements, complete the following:
Calculus II
General Physics I
General Physics II
Geological Engineering Program Requirements
Complete the following:
ES F208Mechanics4
ES F331Mechanics of Materials3
ES F341Fluid Mechanics4
ES F346Introduction to Thermodynamics3
GE F101Introduction to Geological Engineering1
GE F261General Geology for Engineers3
GE F326Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering and Foundations4
GE F375Terrain Analysis and GIS3
GE F381Field Methods and Applied Design I2
GE F382Field Methods and Applied Design II2
GE F405Engineering and Environmental Geophysics3
GE F420Groundwater Engineering3
GE F480Senior Design 13
GEOS F213Mineralogy4
GEOS F214Petrology and Petrography4
GEOS F314Structural Geology4
GEOS F322Stratigraphy and Sedimentation4
MATH F253XCalculus III4
MATH F302Differential Equations3
MIN F202Surveying and CAD for Engineers2-3
or CE F112 Elementary Surveying
MIN F370Rock Mechanics3
MIN F390Geostatistics and Mineral Economics3-6
or STAT F200X
and ESM F450
Elementary Statistics
and Economic Analysis and Operations
Technical Electives 2
Complete 6 credits from any of the following options:6
Geotechnical/Arctic Option
Arctic Engineering
Foundation Engineering
Permafrost Engineering
Geomechanical Instrumentation
Slope Stability
Geohazard Analysis
Design of Earth Dams and Embankments
GIS Option
GIS Applications in Geological and Environmental Engineering
Mining Option
Ore Deposits and Structure
Computer-aided Mine Design:VULCAN
Petroleum Option
Well Logging
Petroleum Production Engineering
Drilling Engineering
Water Resources/Environmental Engineering Option
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
Water and Wastewater Treatment Design
Hydrologic Analysis and Design
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination
Complete the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination administered by the State of Alaska.
Total Credits127-135

Fulfills the baccalaureate capstone requirement.


Technical elective credits must contain engineering design and be selected by the student from the list of approved technical electives from the geological engineering program in conference with the advisor and approved by the department. Students are expected to complete all prerequisites required for the selected courses.