Jul 21, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Geological Sciences—Environmental Geoscience Major (B.S.)


Major code BS3326

College of Arts and Sciences   
Earth and Environmental Geosciences   
Clippinger Laboratories 316
Athens, OH  45701
Phone: 740.593.1101
geological.sciences@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/geology

Eung Seok Lee, Chair
leee1@ohio.edu
Greg Springer, Advising Coordinator
springeg@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The preprofessional program in environmental geoscience is designed to provide you with broad training for careers in many aspects of environmental science. In many areas, you should anticipate further training at the graduate level. Consult with the undergraduate advisor in the Earth and Environmental Geosciences Department before planning your schedule of coursework.

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

Graduates with a degree in Geological Sciences – Environmental Geoscience are prepared for a variety of career paths. 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

University-wide Graduation Requirements


Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other university-wide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – University-wide  page.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the College and Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements .

Geological Sciences - Environmental Geoscience Major Requirements


The major requirement for the (B.S.) degree in Geological Sciences — Environmental Geoscience requires 44 hours.

Required Courses


Option 1


Option 2


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

Option 3


Geology Core Courses


Complete a total of 28 semester hours of GEOL coursework, including the following:

Statistics Course


Complete one of the following courses.

Advanced Electives


Complete courses from the following 3000- or 4000-level courses, totaling at least 12 credit hours.

Geological Sciences Majors Extra Departmental Requirements


Complete the following three components.

Component 1: Math


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 4: Plant Biology


Complete the following courses: