Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences / Undergraduate Study

Engineering Geology BS

Capstone Major

Learning Outcomes

The Engineering Geology major has the following learning outcomes:

  • Use of skills and knowledge set from coursework
  • Definition of research methodology and data
  • Placement of project into context of current state of understanding
  • Completion of research project from conception to written report
  • Oral presentation at a research symposium, or brief published report, of field experience results

Preparation for the Major

Required: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 1, 51, 61; Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A, 20B, 20L; Civil and Environmental Engineering M20; Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32A, 33A; Physics 1A, 1B, 1C, 4AL, 4BL. Recommended: Mathematics 32B. Each course must be passed with a minimum grade of C−.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Engineering Geology major with 90 or more quarter units (60 semester units) must have completed one introductory Earth sciences course, two general chemistry courses with laboratory for majors, and one year of calculus. A second year of calculus is recommended.

Refer to the UCLA transfer admission guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major

Required: Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 103A, 103B, 111, 112, 136A, 139; Civil and Environmental Engineering 108, 120, 121, 150; two capstone field research courses (Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 121, 121F).