Geology is the science of exploration, discovery, and Earth stewardship.

The geosciences address all issues relating to Earth Systems, including the solid Earth, oceans, and atmosphere. The Department of Geology is committed to a mission which integrates teaching, the advancement of knowledge, and public service.

Kent State offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in geology. The basic difference between a B.A. and B.S. degree in geology is that the B.S. degree requires more geology courses while the B.A. degree allows for extensive elective course opportunities. Students can also earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in earth science.

Geology at Kent State Stark


The foundation courses for most geology majors, as well as the Kent Core Requirements, are available at Kent State Stark, but the major will be completed at the Kent Campus. In addition, Kent State Stark offers geology courses and labs to satisfy Kent Core Basic Sciences Requirements.