Earth & Environmental Sciences


Geomechanics (BS)

A four-year program in geomechanics is offered jointly with the Department of Mechanical Engineering for students interested in the application of the field of mechanics to problems associated with the atmosphere, rivers, lakes and oceans, and the solid earth. Students successful in this program are well equipped for graduate work in a variety of fields, including geophysics, hydrology, structural geology and rock mechanics, engineering geology, limnology, and coastal and marine geology.


In addition to the above courses, there are four technical electives, which may be any of the EES or ME courses at the 200 level or higher, and one technical elective from any discipline, as agreed upon with the faculty advisor. The program includes three free electives to allow a strong minor in an area of particular interest to the student, or to broaden the scope of the curriculum.