Bachelor of Science - Environmental Geology Concentration | Kent State University

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 Geology.

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General Requirements

(Effective academic year 2010-2011)

  • 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.
  • GEOL 21062 Environmental Earth Sciences or GEOL 21080 All About the Oceans may be substituted for GEOL 11040 with Departmental permission.
  • Requires completion of GEOL 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
GEOL 11040 How the Earth Works 3
GEOL 11041 How the Earth Works Lab 1
GEOL 11042 Earth and Life through Time 3
GEOL 11043 Earth and Life through Time Lab 1
GEOL 23063 Earth Materials I 4
GEOL 31070 Earth Materials II 4
GEOL 31080 Structural Geology 4
GEOL 32066 Geomorphology 4
GEOL 34061 Invertebrate Paleontology 4
GEOL 41092 Summer Field Camp 6
GEOL 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
GEOL 43040 or
GEOL 43042 or
GEOL 49070
Principles of Geochemistry or
Environmental Geochemistry or
Hydrogeochemistry
3

Choose 9-10 Credits from these GEOL Upper Division Electives

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