Engineering Geology Minor

Ready to stand on solid ground? With the Engineering Geology minor, you won't just be standing on it — you'll be making it work toward a professional career.

What You'll Study

Combining studies of the physical environment, history of geology and subsurface investigations, the minor offers an interesting approach to the geology field.

You'll learn how to bridge the gap between earth sciences and engineering by discovering the methods that businesses like environmental protection agencies and forest services look for in candidates to ensure the stability of rock and soil foundations or to find ways to better build landfills. As a professional, you'll take what you've learned in the major and apply it to help organizations eliminate the risk of building structures where it could be environmentally or structurally dangerous.