About the Geoengineering Major
Geoengineering deals with the discovery, development, and environmentally responsible production of surface and subsurface earth resources.
Our geoengineering program builds on a strong foundation of mathematics, chemistry, and physics, with courses in both civil engineering and earth sciences, to prepare students for careers in the intersection between natural and built structure.
Geoengineering is one of the coolest majors anyone could do. It is a great, great major and more people should know about it. I got to meet two totally different groups of people— civil engineering people and geology people—and take classes with each of them.Noah Kimmes
“I take fun classes like mineralogy and petrology and went to Montana for a month-long geology camp. The civil engineering classes give me the knowledge that I need. I have gotten to spend time outside; that is part of what I wanted.Kat Hetico
“A geoengineering degree opens up so many possibilities — hydrogeology, mining, earth materials."Emily Erhart
Experiences in the Field
Emily Erhart, geoengineering major, shares:
- How she became interested in geology.
- What she liked about living in the Taylor House.
- Her field camp experiences in Dillion, Montana, and northern Minnesota.
For example, students graduating with degrees in geoengineering may pursue careers in:
- Underground exploration for resources such as oil and gas
- Underground storage of petroleum and natural gas
- CO2 sequestration
- Underground transportation systems
- Supply of drinking water from groundwater
- Isolation of nuclear and other hazardous wastes
- Land reclamation associated with surface
- Subsurface mining