Geological Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a Master of Science (M.S.) Geological Engineering degree online through Engineering Outreach. This degree program is available with either a thesis or non-thesis option.

Geological engineering is the professional discipline that relies on the use of geologic conditions and implications for the following:
  • design and construction of civil and mining projects
  • evaluation and mitigation of natural and human-caused geologic hazards
  • exploration and development of mineral and energy resources
Applicants for admission generally should have a B.S. degree in some area of engineering or geology. If you have a B.S. degree in geology, you will likely need to take several remedial courses in mathematics and engineering before you are considered for admission; they are listed in the departmental requirements.

Students enrolled in this program will take courses in geological engineering, civil engineering, statistics, hydrogeology and site characterization.

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