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Environmental Geoscience Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pathways: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Agriculture and Natural Sciences

Are you interested in environmental issues — and changing the world around you? This major combines geoscience and environmental awareness to examine the impact of human behavior on the our world.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • Foreign Language 101
    3
  • GEOL 101 Planet Earth Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOL 102 Planet Earth Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • GEOG 150 Digital Earth Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOG 149 Digital Earth Lab
    1
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language 102
    3
  • GEOL 103 Earth Through Time Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOL 104 Earth Through Time Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • MATH Requirement
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Attend an alcohol-free event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Take a language course
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Join an intramural team
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language 203
    3
  • GEOL 200 Geology for Environmental Scientists Exclamation Point
    4
  • GEOG 107 Physical Geography Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOG 106 Physical Geography Laboratory
    1
  • General Elective
    1
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 204
    3
  • Non-GEOL/GEOG Elective
    3
  • CHEM Requirement
    4
  • General Elective
    2
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Find a faculty mentor
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Spend a day without technology
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend a career fair
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally

Academics

Fall
  • BIOL 105 Environmental Biology
    3
  • BIOL 106 Environmental Biology Laboratory
    1
  • GEOG 205 Natural Resources
    3
  • GEOG 207 Climate and Environment Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOG/GEOL Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement
    3
  • GEOG 307 Biogeography: Theory and Method Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOG/GEOL Elective
    3
  • GEOG/GEOL Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • GEOL 400 Environmental Practicum
    4
  • PHYS Requirement
    4
  • Non-GEOL/GEOG Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    1
15
Spring
  • Non-GEOL/GEOG Elective
    3
  • Non-GEOL/GEOG Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Exercise daily

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

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