Major

Pitt-Johnstown Energy and Earth Resources 

All majors must complete the requirements for one of the two concentrations:

Energy and Earth Resources

I. Coursework required of all E&ER majors (i.e. both concentrations)
Geology courses

  • Geol 0015 - Physical Geology
  • Geol 0061 - Historical Geology
  • Geol 1108 - Report Writing & Computer Applications in Geology
  • Geol 1157 - Geologic Field Methods
    Note: an accredited field camp (at least 4 semester credit hours) at another institution may be substituted for Geologic Field Methods

Required supporting courses:
Geography

  • Geog 0420 - Cartography
  • Geog 1440 - GIS
  • either Geog 1260 – Energy, Environment & Society
    or EnvStd 0100 – Introduction to Environmental Studies

Chemistry

  • Chem 0111/0113 - General Chemistry I with Lab
  • Chem 0112/0114 - General Chemistry II with Lab

Math

  • Math 0221 - Analytical Geometry and Calculus I
    Note: all prerequisites for Math 0221 must be satisfied either by coursework or by placement testing

II. Energy Resource Geology Concentration
Additional Geology Courses

  • Geol 0210 - Earth Materials
  • Geol 0220 – Fossil Fuels
  • Geol 1005 - Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
  • Geol 1110 - Structural Geology
  • Geol 1406 – Geophysics
  • One of the following
    Geol 1061 – Geomorphology
    Geol 1106 – Hydrogeology
    MET 1144 – Energy (requires Calculus III + 2 semester of Thermodynamics)
    Note: Students who plan to take the Fundamentals of Geology exam to become licensed are advised to take both Geomorphology and Hydrogeology

Additional supporting Science & Math courses

  • Math 0231 - Analytical Geometry and Calculus II
  • either Phys 0140/0150 – Introduction to Physics 1 with Lab
    or Phys 0141/0151 – Experimental Physics I with Lab
    Note: Students who wish to attend graduate school are advised to take Phys 0150/0151 and a second semester of Physics (Phys 0152/0153).

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III. Environmental Geology Concentration
Additional Geology Courses

  • Geol 1105 - Hydrology
  • Geol 1106 - Hydrogeology
  • either Geol 1061 - Geomorphology
    or Geol 1139 – Geology of Soils
  • One of the following
    Geol 0210 - Earth Materials
    Geol 1005 - Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
    MET 1144 - Energy (requires Calculus III + 2 semesters of Thermodynamics)
    Note: Students who plan to take the Fundamentals of Geology exam to become licensed are advised to take both Earth Materials and Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, as well as Structural Geology (which is required to be allowed to take the test in Pennsylvania)

Additional supporting Science & Math courses

  • Bio 0110/0111 – General Biology 1 with Lab
  • Bio 0112/0113 – General Biology 2 with Lab
  • Bio 1515/1615 – General Ecology with Lab

Chem 0230/0235 – Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry with Lab
Note: Students intending to go to graduate school are advised to take Calculus IINote: Students intending to go to graduate school are advised to take Phys 0150/0151 and Phys 0152/0153

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