Coordinator: Bonadonna C.
Geological processes such as landslides , earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are fascinating but complex phenomena with potentially significant impacts on society. These impacts may occur at different levels, local, regional and global.
The geological hazards concentration focuses on the dynamic challenges facing societies worldwide when developing risk reduction measures. This concentration forms on the deep and surface processes that generate geological hazards and on assessment methods of exposure and vulnerability of people and the built environment. Hazard and vulnerability assessments are then combined to conduct the analysis of impacts and associated risks. Through this concentration, students have access to teachers at the forefront of research, to acquisition tools of specific data, as well as to different approaches for modeling and risk analysis. Field work activities enable to integrate various aspects of risk management. This multidisciplinary concentration offers students the opportunity to acquire skills that make them employable in geological and geotechnical consulting firms, international and nongovernmental organizations, and federal offices.