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B.S.G.E. in Geological Engineering


The B.S. degree in geological engineering prepares students for productive careers as professional geological engineers engaged in continuous professional growth along their chosen career paths or prepares students for admission into graduate degree programs or professional schools.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 135

Goals/Mission Statement

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering program are an outgrowth of and consistent with The University of Mississippi Mission. While recognizing that the primary intent is to prepare graduates whose careers will serve the state of Mississippi, it is our objective to prepare graduates who will also serve the needs of the nation and the world in geological engineering and related fields. Past graduates of the program have found professional positions in a range of industries including i) geotechnical, ii) geoenvironmental, iii) geospatial information science and technology, iv) graduate education, and v) earth resources extraction. Future graduates are expected to serve the same range of industries. The objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering program are to prepare graduates who early in their careers (3 to 5 years after graduation) find that they are:

  1. Capable of engaging in productive careers as professional geological engineers with continuous professional growth along their chosen career path;
  2. Capable of applying fundamental mathematics, chemistry, and physics in professional practice or graduate study in geological engineering or a related discipline;
  3. Capable of applying the engineering sciences, geological sciences, and geological engineering design fundamentals that are the core of the geological engineering profession;
  4. Benefitting from the liberal arts component of their education and find that it his has helped to make them capable of effective written and oral communication;
  5. Capable of using modern technology and modern scientific and engineering in their professional practice, and prepared to engage in lifelong learning to remain vital in the profession; and
  6. Able to design and communicate creative solutions to practical problems that are effective, ethical, environmentally sound, cognizant of public safety requirements, and economically feasible.

General Education Requirements

In addition to the courses specified by the School of Engineering general education requirements, the following are required: Math 263-264 and Math 353; laboratory science to be fulfilled by Chem 105, 106, 115, 116 and Phys 211, 212, 221, 222. Students must complete 18 hours of general education requirements as specified by the School of Engineering. Three of the 18 credit hours must be Econ 310.

Course Requirements

Specific requirements for the B.S.G.E. include Csci 251; C E 431; Engr 207, 309, 312, 323, 340, 310 (or 453); Geol 103, 106 (or 102), 225, 303, 305, 314; G E 301, 401, 405, 420, 421, 450, 470, 540. Two engineering science electives must be selected from C E 472, Engr 321 or Engr 360.

One geological engineering technical elective must be selected from G E 415, 460, 490, 502, 503, 507, 510, 511, 513; C E 471, 325; or Engr 313.

Please see department for advice.

Other Academic Requirements

Students in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination prior to awarding of the baccalaureate degree.

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