Choosing the Best Electives for Your Career Interests

Career Interest: Energy (Coal, Oil, Gas, and other energy sources) 

  • GEL 3450 - Principles of Paleontology 
  • GEL 5120 - Environmental Geochemistry 
  • GEL 5210 - Applied Geophysics 
  • GEL 5450 - Hydrogeology
  • GEL 6500 - Economic Geology  

Career Interest: Environmental Geology 

  • GEL 3100 - Environmental Systems Analysis 
  • GEL 4400 - HAZWOPER Training
  • GEL 5000 - Geologic Site Assessment 
  • GEL 5450 - Hydrogeology 
  • GEL 5120 - Environmental Geochemistry 
  • GEL 5510 - Environmental Fate & Transport of Pollutants 

*Students interested in this career path may want to consider a dual-major or dual-degree option with Biology or Environmental Science; see your advisor for more information. 

Career Interest: Geologic Mapping

  • GEL 5000 - Geologic Site Assessment 
  • GEL 5210 - Applied Geophysics 
  • GEL 5600 - Special Topics in Geology (Applied Geologic Mapping) 

*Students interested in this career path may want to consider options in Geography as well.

Career Interest: Hazards

  • GEL 4200 - Geomorphology
  • GEL 4400 - HAZWOPER Training
  • GEL 5000 - Geologic Site Assessment 
  • GEL 5120 - Environmental Geochemistry 

Career Interest: Minerals 

  • GEL 5120 - Environmental Geochemistry 
  • GEL 5600 - Special Topics in Geology (Applied Geologic Mapping)
  • GEL 6500 - Economic Geology 

Career Interest: Planetary Sciences

  • GEL 4200 - Geomorphology 
  • GEL 5600 - Special Topics in Geology (Applied Geologic Mapping)
  • GEL 5120 - Environmental Geochemistry 

*Students interested in this career path may want to consider options in Astronomy as well. 

Career Interest: Education

  • GEL 5030 - Earth Science for Educators (required for CoE students) 

*Students interested in this career path may want to consider a dual-degree option in the College of Education. 

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