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Minor in Environmental Technology

Contact Person:
Michael Rygel, Associate Professor, Chair
216A Timerman
(315) 267-3401

18 credit hours required.

The minor degree is in conjunction with SUNY Canton. It permits SUNY Potsdam students to earn an Environmental Technology minor degree by cross registering for courses at SUNY Canton. The Environmental Technology Minor would be granted at SUNY Potsdam (to SUNY Potsdam students) and would require coursework in the Geology Department at SUNY Potsdam and in the Canino School of Engineering at SUNY Canton. The minor is open to all SUNY Potsdam students and requires 18 credits in core courses plus 12 credits in  prerequisite courses. Only seven credits of overlap between the Environmental Technology minor and the Geology major are permitted (GEOL 103 and GEOL 410).

Interested students should contact Dr. Michael Rygel,

Courses offered at SUNY Canton are noted below.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Core Required Course (Credits 3)
GEOL 103 Physical Geology

Required Electives (Credits 15)
CONS 101 Elementary Surveying (4 credits, SUNY Canton)
CONS 216 Soils in Construction (4 credits, SUNY Canton)
GEOL 340 Geographic Information Systems (4 credits) OR
     CONS 350 Introduction to GIS (SUNY Canton)
GEOL 410 Hydrology and Hydrogeology (4 credits, Spring) OR
     CONS 385 Hydrology and Hydrogeology (4 credits, SUNY Canton)
CONS 386 Water Quality (4 credits, SUNY Canton)
LEST 388 Environmental Law (SUNY Canton)
CONS 387 Water and Wastewater Treatment (SUNY Canton)
CONS 485 Solid Waste Management (SUNY Canton)
CONS 486 Soil and Groundwater Remediation (SUNY Canton)

Prerequisite Courses (Credits 12)
In addition to the courses listed above, Potsdam students must take the following prerequisites (which are already required as part of the Geology BS curriculum):
CHEM 105 General Chemistry 1 (4 credits)
CHEM 106 General Chemistry 2 (4 credits)
MATH 151 Calculus I (4 credits)