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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Geological Sciences Major (B.S.)


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Major code BS3321

College of Arts and Sciences
Geological Sciences Department
Clippinger Laboratories 316
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1101
Fax: 740.593.0486
geological_sciences@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/geology

 

Gregory Springer, Chair, contact person
springeg@ohio.edu

Gregory Nadon, Undergraduate Coordinator, contact person
nadon@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The B.S. in geological sciences is the standard preparation for a professional career in the geological sciences or entry into a graduate program.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective  or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

A degree in geological sciences prepares graduates for a variety of career opportunities. Upon graduation, students can pursue positions with employers in the petroleum industry, state and national government agencies, research laboratories, state highway departments, mining companies, civil engineering firms, surveying companies, consulting firms, museums, public and private K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, etc. Students are also adequately prepared to pursue graduate work in their field of interest.

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Geological Sciences (B.S.) Major Requirements


The major requirement for the (B.S.) degree in Geological Sciences requires 47 hours.

Introductory Geology Course


This requirement may be satisifed by taking one of the three following options.

Option 1


Complete the following course:

Option 2


Complete the following course, plus an additional course as a prerequisite.

Option 3


Complete the following course:

Geological Sciences Core Courses


Complete a total of 47 semester hours of GEOL coursework, including the following:

Geological Sciences Electives


Complete any two 4000-level courses in geological sciences.

Geological Sciences Majors Extradepartmental Requirements


Complete the following three components.

Component 1: Calculus


Complete the following course:

Component 2: Chemistry


Complete one of the following two options.

Option 1: Principles of Chemistry


Complete the following courses:

Option 2: Principles of Chemistry


Complete the following courses:

Component 3: Biology or Physics


Complete one of the following four options.

Option 1: Physics


Complete the following courses:

Option 2: Physics


Complete the following courses:

Option 3: Physics


Complete the following courses:

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