Sep 16, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22

Geological Sciences—Environmental Water Resources Major (B.S.)


Major code BS5025

College of Arts and Sciences  
Geological Sciences Department  
Clippinger Laboratories 316
Athens, OH  45701
Phone: 740.593.1101
Fax: 740.593.0486
geological_sciences@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/cas/geology

Alycia Stigall, Chair
stigall@ohio.edu
Keith Milam, Advising Coordinator
milamk@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The preprofessional program in environmental water resources is designed to provide you with broad training for careers in many aspects of environmental science. In many areas, you should anticipate further training at the graduate level. Consult with the undergraduate advisor in the Geological Sciences Department before planning your schedule of coursework.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates with a degree in Geological Sciences – Environmental Water Resources are prepared for a variety of career paths. Students can pursue positions with employers in the petroleum industry, state, and national government agencies, research laboratories, state highway departments, mining companies, civil engineering firms, surveying companies, consulting firms, museums, public and private K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, etc. Students are also adequately prepared to pursue graduate work in their field of interest.

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the College and Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements .

Geological Sciences - Environmental Water Resources Major Requirements


The major requirement for the (B.S.) degree in Geological Sciences — Environmental Water Resources requires 44 hours.

Required Courses


Option 1


Option 2


Complete the following course, plus an additional course as a prerequisite.

Option 3


Geology Core Courses


Complete a total of 28 semester hours of GEOL coursework, including the following:

Statistics Course


Complete one of the following courses.

Advanced Electives


Complete courses from the following 3000- or 4000-level courses, totaling at least 12 credit hours.

Geological Sciences Majors Extra Departmental Requirements


Complete the following three components.

Component 1: Math


Complete the following course:

Component 2: Chemistry


Complete one of the following two options.

Option 1: Principles of Chemistry


Complete the following courses:

Option 2: Principles of Chemistry


Complete the following courses:

Component 3: Biology or Physics


Complete one of the following four options.

Option 1: Physics


Complete the following courses:

Option 4: Plant Biology


Complete the following courses: