Bachelor of Science - Environmental Geology Concentration

The Bachelor of Science - Environmental Geology Concentration program is designed for those interested in a professional career in environmental geology, including water resources, resource management and energy resources.

Bachelor of Science - Environmental Geology ConcentrationTo 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 - Environmental 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.

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 31080 Structural Geology 4
ESCI 32066 Geomorphology 4
ESCI 34061 Invertebrate Paleontology 4
ESCI 41092 Summer Field Camp 6
ESCI 44070 Sedimentology Stratigraphy 4
CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I  4
CHEM 10062 General Chemistry Lab I 1
CHEM 10061 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 10062 General Chemistry Lab II 1
MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
PHY 13001 General College Physics I  4
PHY 13021 General College Physics Lab I 1
ESCI 43040 or
ESCI 43042 or
ESCI 49070
Principles of Geochemistry or
Environmental Geochemistry or
Hydrogeochemistry
3

Choose 9-10 Credits from these ESCI Upper Division Electives

Course Number Course Title Credits
ESCI 42030 Remote Sensing 3
ESCI 42067 Introductory Hydrogeology 3
ESCI 42068 Contaminant Hydrology and Hydrogeology 3
ESCI 42074 Environmental Core and Well Logging 3
ESCI 42078 Engineering Geology 4
ESCI 43044 Environmental Isotopes 3
ESCI 42065 Watershed Hydrology 3
ESCI 42069 Hydrogeochemistry 3
ESCI 43042 Environmental Geochemistry 3
ESCI 43040 Principles of Geochemistry 3
  Total 76-78