Southeast Missouri State University
Environmental Science Program
Geoprocessing and Soils Option
Earth, water, and air are the fundamental physical aspects of our environment and these
are the areas of concern of the geosciences. Human impacts upon and interactions with our
physical environment are growing, and this is reflected in increasing concern for the wise
use and conservation of vital natural resources and for the mitigation of impacts of
natural hazards. The geoprocessing and soils option is designed to broadly educate students
in environmental science, with more in-depth study of the physical components of our
Natural resource issues frequently become legal issues. There is a societal need for
individuals trained in geosciences, environmental science, and law. The course of study of
the environmental science major is designed to prepare interested students for
post-graduate training in environmental law.
Several faculty of the Environmental Science Program conduct active research projects
related to the geoprocessing and soils option, providing opportunities for students to
participate in the facultys research program, conduct supervised independent
research, and to present or publish their research.
Graduates in this option are anticipated to be successful in finding employment in the
environmental field and to be highly competitive for admission to graduate programs in
geosciences and environmental sciences, as well as, law school programs.
Dr. Nicholas Tibbs,
Department of Physics and
Employment in government, business, industry, and consulting firms; advanced study in
graduate school and law school.
Visit the Career Opportunities page to see what sort of careers are available in the environmental field.
Overall, there is a continuing demand for individuals with training and expertise in
the environmental field.
High School Preparation For Major:
A college preparatory sequence which includes four years of science (including biology,
chemistry, earth science, and physics) and four years of mathematics. Advanced Placement
or dual credit courses in science, mathematics, and English are strongly recommended.
Courses (credit hours) 15 hours
- Core (12)
340 Remote Sensing (3)
GO 445 Geographic Information Systems (3)
GO 458 Environmental Geochemistry (3)
GO 555 Soil Classification and Resource Management (3)
- Electives (6)
Choose one course from:
- AO 427 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition (3)
BI 440 Ecology
and Management of Wetlands (3)
For more information about the program or this page, contact
Department of Physics and
Engineering Physics Homepage
February 20, 2006
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