Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science program is designed for those interested in a professional career in geology, or for those students who intend to pursue graduate study in Geology.

Bachelor of ScienceTo obtain the B.S. degree, the student completes courses concerning minerals, rocks, landforms, fossils, structural geology, geochemistry, and field mapping, among others. These courses are supplemented by courses such as introductory chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. Download the Roadmap to the B.S. 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.
  • 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.
  • Requires completion of ESCI 41092, Summer Field Camp.
  • A 2.00 cumulative grade-point average both overall and in the major, is necessary to graduate.

General College Physics II (4) and General College Physics Lab II (1) or
General Chemistry II (4) and General Chemistry Lab II (1) or
GIS (4)

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 22000 Introductory Geology Seminar 1
ESCI 23063 Earth Materials I 4
ESCI 31070 Earth Materials II 4
ESCI 31080 Structural Geology 4
ESCI 34061 Invertebrate Paleontology 4
ESCI 41092 Summer Field Camp 6
ESCI 44070 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4
  and 15-16 ESCI elective credits 15-16
MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 10062 General Chemistry Lab I 1
PHY 13001 General College Physics I 4
PHY 13021 General College Physics Lab I 1
BSCI 10110 or
BSCI 10002
Biological Diversity (4) or
Life on Planet Earth (3)
ESCI 42035 or
MATH 30011
Data Analysis in the Earth Sciences (3) or
Basic Probability and Statistics (3)
PHY 13002 and 13022 or
CHEM 10061 and 10063 or
GEOG 49070
General College Physics II (4) and General College Physics Lab II (1) or
General Chemistry II (4) and General Chemistry Lab II (1) or
GIS (4)
  Total 75-78