Geoscience Engineering

The major in geoscience engineering is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and intercollegiate major between the Department of Sciences at Rutgers-Newark and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The goal of the program is to train students to combine evaluative and remedial capabilities in one degree. The program is rigorous and designed to prepare graduates for technical and management positions in industry or to continue their education in graduate studies.
The program is designed to lead to certification as a professional engineer (PE).

First Year
Fall Semester
  21:160:113  General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
  21:160:115  General Chemistry I (4)
  21:198:101  Computers and Programming I (3)
  21:350:101  English Composition I (3)
  21:640:135  Calculus I (4)
  21:750:205  Introductory Physics Laboratory I (1)
  21:750:213  University Physics I (4)
  FED 101  Fundamentals of Engineering (2) (NJIT course)

Spring Semester
  21:160:114  General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
  21:160:116  General Chemistry II (4)
  21:350:102  English Composition II (3)
  21:640:136  Calculus II (4)
  21:750:206  Introductory Physics Laboratory II (1)
  21:750:214  University Physics II (4)
  NCAS arts and media core curriculum (3)

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
  21:460:103  Planet Earth (3)
  21:460:104  Planet Earth Laboratory (1)
  21:640:235  Calculus III (4)
  21:640:327  Probability and Statistics (3)
  Mech 235  Statics (3) (NJIT course)
  NCAS social science core curriculum (3)

Spring Semester
  21:640:314  Elementary Differential Equations (3)
  28:460:360  Environmental Chemistry I (3) (NJIT course)
  Mech 236  Dynamics (2) (NJIT course)
  Mech 237  Strength of Materials (3) (NJIT course)
  Mech 237A  Strength of Materials Laboratory (1) (NJIT course)
  NCAS social science core curriculum (3)

It is strongly recommended that students receive 40 hours of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training during the summer.

Junior Year
Fall Semester
  21:460:311  Geologic Field Problems (3)
  21:460:323  Rocks and Minerals (4)
  21:460:406  Applied Geophysics (3)
  CE 200 Surveying
  CE 200A  Surveying Laboratory (1) (NJIT course)
  CE 320  Fluid Mechanics (4) (NJIT course)
  NCAS history and literature core curriculum (3)

Spring Semester
  21:460:320  Structural Geology (4)
  21:460:427  Hydrogeology (3)
  CE 321  Water Resources Engineering (3) (NJIT course)
  CE 341  Soil Mechanics (3) (NJIT course)
  CE 341A  Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1) (NJIT course)
  NCAS history and literature core curriculum (3)

Senior Year
Fall Semester
  21:460:309 or 28:460:309 Geomorphology (3)
  21:460:325  Geographic Information Systems (3)
  21:460:415,416  Undergraduate Research in Geoscience (BA,BA)
  21:460:485  Senior Seminar (1)
  NCAS history and literature core curriculum (3)
  technical elective (3) (see below)

Spring Semester
  21:460:486 Senior Seminar (1)
  21:750:315  Introductory Thermodynamics (3)
  NCAS other liberal arts core curriculum (3)
  technical elective (3) (see below)

Technical Electives
  21:460:314  Stratigraphy (4)
  21:460:401  Introduction to Geochemistry (3)
  CE 322  Hydraulic Engineering (3) (NJIT course)
  CE 332  Structures I (3) (NJIT course)
  CE 443  Foundation Design (3) (NJIT course)
  CE 545  Rock Mechanics I (3) (NJIT course)
  EE 405  Electrical Engineering Principles (3) (NJIT course)
  EnE/EvSc 610  Hazardous Substance Procedures (3) (NJIT course)
  SET 420  Land Information Systems (3) (NJIT course)