Jun 14, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Geosciences, J.D./M.S.

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As litigation involving technical issues becomes more common, knowledge of the geosciences provides an important advantage in cases that involve energy, mining, water and environmental concerns. A candidate for the joint Law/Geosciences degree is able to complete the requirements for both degrees with 105 credit hours. This program eliminates 19 hours of course work, which would be required, if the programs in Law and Geosciences were taken separately.

The curriculum consists of 27 credit hours (including a three-hour technical report) in the graduate geosciences program as approved by the chairman of the geosciences department; prerequisite undergraduate courses as required by the faculty of the graduate program in geosciences; and 78 credit hours of law courses, including all required subjects as established by the College of Law. A maximum of 9 credit hours of 6000-level course work may be applied to the geosciences portion of the joint degree.

The student must consult with the J.D./M.S. in Geosciences Joint Degree Committee in selecting electives and must agree to take all courses recommended by the Committee.