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

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


Major code BS3323

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/cas/geology

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

Keith Milam, Undergraduate Coordinator, contact person
milamk@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The preprofessional program in environmental geology 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 Geological Sciences 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 Geology 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

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 - Environmental Geology Major Requirements


The major requirement for the (B.S.) degree in Geological Sciences — Environmental Geology 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:

Environmental Geology Core Courses


Complete a total of 44 semester hours of GEOL coursework, including the following:

Earth Materials Courses


Choose either:

Environmental Geology Courses


Complete the following courses:

Statistics Course


Complete one of the following courses.

Environmental Geology Elective


Complete either an additional 4000-level course in GEOL or:

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: