Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Geology

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in geology is designed for students wishing to aquire a general knowledge of geology as preparation for careers in related fields, such as law, business, or earth science certification in secondary education.

The BA degree is modular, including a science core and a series of electives, as follows:

Science Core: 37 credit hours, including all of the following:
CHM 261/266 [4-3-5] General Chemistry I
CHM 262/267 [4-3-5] General Chemistry II
GEO 100/101 [3-2-4] Introductory Geology
GEO 323 [2-4-4] Geospatial Concepts and Tools
MTH 148, 149 series: 6 credit hours [Required for BA if Calculus or MTH 167, 168 are not taken]
MTH 181 [4-0-4] Calculus I (optional)
MTH 182 [4-0-4] Calculus II (optional)
PHY 221 or 241 [4-2-5] College Physics I or University Physics I
PHY 222 or 242 [4-2-5] College Physics II or University Physics II
Capstone (GEO 451, 490, 496, or 497, or EDS 400) [minimum 3 credits]
GEO 499 [0-1-0] Exit Evaluation

 

Electives: 20 credit hours, taken from the following:
GEO 106 [3-0-3] Introduction to Meteorology
GEO 150/151 [3-2-4] Geological History of the Earth
GEO 204 [4-0-4] Mineralogy*
GEO 206 [4-0-4] Petrology*
GEO 230 [3-0-3] Natural Resources
GEO 302 [4-0-4] Paleobiology*
GEO 312/313 [3-2-4] Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
GEO 320/321 [3-2-4] Structural Geology
GEO 354 [4-0-4] Geochemistry
GEO 425 [2-4-4] Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
GEO 427 [1-6-4] Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing and GIS
GEO 444/445 [3-2-4] Hydrogeology
GEO 451 [minimum 4 credits] Field Geology
GEO 460 [3-2-4] Geomorphology
EVS 206 [4-0-4] Introduction to Environmental Science
* currently offered in collaboration with the University of Akron; labs at Akron

 


For further information, contact the BGES office at (216) 687-2440 or bges@csuohio.edu. The Geology advisor is Dr. Abbed Babaei: phone (216) 687-3506 or email a.babaei@csuohio.edu.


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Update: 3 January, 2005