Bachelor of Arts

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts program in Geology have excellent opportunities for employment in a wide variety of careers where an understanding of natural science is useful or critical in success. Geology can be a strong background for advanced study or career development in areas such as business, city management, regional development, planning, law, journalism, and science writing.

Bachelor of ArtsThe B.A. requirements include courses concerning minerals, rocks, fossils and field mapping, among others. These courses are supplemented by courses such as introductory chemistry, biology, and mathematics. Download the Roadmap to the B.A. in Geology for the official reference to the degree program.

For additional information about our undergraduate program, please contact an undergraduate advisor in Earth Sciences.

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General Requirements

  • At least 42 semester credits must be taken in upper division courses (30000-level and above).
  • At least 36 semester credits must be taken in Kent CORE courses, and these should be completed during the first 64 credits of enrollment.
  • At least 121 semester credits of approved coursework must be completed successfully.
  • ESCI 21062 Environmental Earth Sciences or ESCI 21080 All About the Oceans may be substituted for ESCI 11040 with Departmental permission.
  • Does not requires completion of ESCI 41092, Summer Field Camp, although students are encouraged to attend.
  • A 2.00 cumulative grade-point average both overall and in the major, is necessary to graduate.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
ESCI 11040 How the Earth Works 3
ESCI 11041 How the Earth Works Lab 1
ESCI 11042 Earth and Life through Time 3
ESCI 11043 Earth and Life through Time Lab 1
ESCI 23063 Earth Materials I 4
ESCI 31070 Earth Materials II 4
ESCI 34061 Invertebrate Paleontology 4
ESCI 22000 Intro to Earth Sciences Seminar 1
  and 15 ESCI elective credits 15
MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
MATH 11022 Trigonometry 2
CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 10062 General Chemistry Lab 1
BSCI 10110 or
BSCI 10002
Biological Diversity (4) or
Life on Planet Earth (3)
  Total 49-50