Oct 24, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21

Geological Sciences Major (B.S.)


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
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/geology

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

Keith Milam, Undergraduate Coordinator, contact person
milamk@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 College and Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements .

Geological Sciences (B.S.) Major Requirements


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

Introductory Geology Course


This requirement may be satisfied 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 38 semester hours of GEOL coursework, including the following:

Geological Sciences Disciplinary Electives


Complete two of the following courses:

Statistics Course


Choose one of the following courses:

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: Other Natural Sciences


Complete one of the following five options.

Option 1: Physics


Complete the following courses:

Option 2: Physics


Complete the following courses:

Option 3: Physics


Complete the following courses: