Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
CHAIRPERSON: DR. BRIAN E. WHITMAN
Professors: Bruns, Case, Halsor, Redmond
Associate Professors: Murthy, Troy, Whitman
Adjunct Professors: Hofman, Skoronski,Walski
Visiting Assistant Professor: Frederick
Lecturers: Kaster, McMonagle
Laboratory Manager: McMonagle
The Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (EEES) offers the following degree programs: the B.S. in Environmental Engineering; the B.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences; and the B.A. in Earth and Environmental Sciences. These programs incorporate a strong background in all of the sciences and include extensive laboratory and field experience. The department highlights unique facilities such as a certified water quality laboratory used for teaching and research and The Center for Geographic Information Science (GIS). Other facilities in the area are used for field study in courses and for student research.
The Center for Geographic Information Science is an EEES state-of-the-art technology facility that integrates the use of GIS student research encompassing a variety of applications: environmental planning and assessment; watershed analysis; lake and stream studies; database management; and analysis for soils, wetlands, vegetation, land cover, and environmental pollution. The Center was originally funded in 1993 by an extramural EEES faculty research grand and recently was expanded with a faculty education grant to facilitate GIS applications across various courses in the EEES environmental curriculum.
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Total minimum number of credits required for a major in Earth and Environmental Sciences leading to the B.S. degree 124
Total minimum number of credits required for a major in Earth and Environmental Sciences leading to the B.A. degree with Secondary teaching Certification in Earth and Space Science 140
Total minimum number of credits required for a major in Earth and Environmental Sciences leading to the B.A. degree 123
Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in Earth and Environmental Sciences 18
Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in Geology 18
The interdisciplinary nature of the programs provides the student with a unique breadth of understanding of the principles and concepts of the earth and environmental sciences while emphasizing methods of analysis and experimentation of very complex, dynamic, and interactive quality; cooperative internships with environmental organizations and industries are encouraged.