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DEGREE Geological Engineering, BS

Major in geological engineering

As a geological engineering major, you’ll find the best way to use the earth’s resources to solve technical problems while protecting the environment. As a GLE student, you’ll also learn how to solve a variety of practical problems associated with rock and soils using principles of sustainable engineering.

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Civil and environmental engineering department

Professors of practice who mentor our students
civil engineering undergraduate ranking among public universities
environmental engineering undergraduate ranking among public universities

Program and Degree Information

View the Undergraduate Guide for information on requirements, four-year plans and more.
Student doing thermal conductivity testing.

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