Students in the Environmental Geology concentration will develop a thorough understanding of the way the land, water and air function in the environment, as well as their mutual interactions. This concentration is of particular interest for students interested in environmental remediation applications and in helping to minimize environmental degradation. You may apply your knowledge to solve environmental conflicts, mitigate pollution or manage natural resources.
Graduates with the Environmental Geology concentration find employment opportunities with hydrologic, environmental or geotechnical consulting firms, or in government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Geological Survey (USGS), State Departments of Environmental Protection and local water departments.
Your project design is a culmination of your classroom, research and field experiences in the MSAG program. Take a look at abstracts by MSAG alumni with a concentration in Environmental Geology to understand the breadth of design project topics and formats.
At the end of your studies in the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) program, you create a research poster to showcase your project design. The selection of posters listed below is representative of the range of research projects undertaken by recent students in the Environmental Geology concentration.
- Assessment of Site Specific Factors Affecting the Potential Mobility of DNAPL Within the Subsurface (PDF) by Victoria Bisbing '13
- The Application of Forensic Geophysics to Duffy’s Cut (MP 59) Archaeological Site in Malvern, PA (PDF) by Kelsey Gibbons ‘13
Environmental Geology concentration course options
- Elemental Cycling in Global Systems
- Earth Systems & Earth Hazards
- Geology of Soils
- Aqueous Geochemistry
- Field Study of Soils
- Fundamentals of Air Pollution
- Modeling Geographic Objects (GIS)
- Modeling Geographic Space (GIS)
- US Environmental Policy—An Analysis of NEPA
Please note that these courses are currently approved for this concentration. However, you may request to add different courses, and new courses may also become available.