Jun 16, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Geoscience Minor

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Environmental Geoscience Minor OR3326

College of Arts and Sciences  
Geological Sciences Department  
Clippinger Laboratories 316
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1101
Fax: 740.593.0486

Alycia Stigall, contact person

Program Overview

The Environmental Geosciences provides the opportunity to gain a broad overview of the geological aspects of environmental science, particularly surface processes such as rivers and mass wasting, surface and groundwater resources and analysis, geochemical processes, pollution and sustainability issues. Students are offered a range of electives so that students can customize their coursework to optimize learning about specific aspects of environmental geoscience. This minor can greatly benefit students planning to pursue careers in environmental science, remediation, and policy because students gain experience with groundwater and surface water processes that are critical habitats for life and critical resources for human populations and sustainability initiatives.

Admissions Information: Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Major/Minor/Certificate Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing the environmental geoscience minor will develop skills and training that will enhance their opportunities to purse graduate work in environmental science, pursue employment within environmental consulting and management, environmental science, and environmental policy development.


Completion of a minimum of 19 credit hours within the following categories:


Introductory Geological Sciences

 Complete one of the three options.

Option 1

Option 2

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

Option 3

Environmental Geoscience Electives

Complete additional courses from the list below, at least one of which must be at the 3000-level or above.

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