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Certificate in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology


The Certificate in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology program prepares students for employment and future studies in the environmental field. This post-baccalaureate program provides students with experience in water and soil sampling techniques, hydrologic measurement techniques, chemical analyses, scientific writing, data presentation, and data analysis. Trained environmental professionals are necessary to solve problems concerning drinking water supplies, wastewater treatment, water resources availability, subsurface contaminant transport, stream habitat and water quality assessment, the effects of climate and land-use change on water and wetland resources, and many other environmental issues. Employment opportunities may include work dealing with: environmental regulations, hydrogeologic investigation, wetland mitigation, flood prediction, pollution abatement, bioremediation, and environmental site audits.

Coursework includes a minimum of fifteen s.h. in the Geological Sciences. The certificate requires completion of 9 s.h. in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology (3 of the following courses: GEOL 5150, 5700, 5710, 7710, 7711,7920), 3 s.h. in Geochemical Processes (GEOL 5450 or 7930), and 3 s.h. in Geological Characterization and Quantitative Analysis (GEOL 6250, 6550, 6705, 6950, 7910 or a 3 s.h. elective). A list of the appropriate courses is available from the certificate coordinator. The certificate is open to degree and nondegree graduate students


Gainful Employment:

Gainful employment information about the certificate program can be found HERE.


For admission to the Certificate in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology program the applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional association and have either an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate work or a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in either the undergraduate major work or work taken during senior year. A satisfactory standardized test score is also required. Applications can be filed online through the Graduate School at: https://gradapply.ecu.edu/.

The application deadline is August 1. For more information please contact Dr. Alex Manda at mandaa@ecu.edu or 252-328-9403.




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East Carolina University

Department of Geological Sciences
101 Graham Building
Greenville, NC 27858
phone: 252-328-6360
fax : 252-328-4391

Thomas Harriot

College of Arts and Sciences