Environmental Earth Science- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science, 118 Shideler Hall, 513-529-3216.

The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Earth Science is designed for those students who are interested in Earth systems and processes, but who are also interested in applying their geoscience pursuits to environmental issues, problems and solutions. This major reflects the fact that most of our faculty are involved in environmental research and study.

Program Requirements

(48 semester hours minimum)

Core requirements
Select one of the following:3
The Dynamic Earth
Environmental Geology
Geology of U.S. National Parks
Select the following:
GLG 115LUnderstanding the Earth1
Select one of the following:3
Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation
Introduction to Environment and Sustainability
Principles of Environmental Science
Select the following:
GLG 301Sedimentology and Stratigraphy4
or GLG 354 Geomorphology
Select one of the following:3-4
Water and Society
Introduction to Hydrogeology
Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Field experience
Minimum of 3 semester hours of a field based course. May be fulfilled by credit workshops. Potential course must be approved by GLG CDA.3
Select at least 19 semester hours 119
Related Hours (minimum of 12 hours required)
Select one of the following:3-6
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
College Chemistry
and College Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry of Earth Systems
Select one of the following:3-5
Calculus I
Calculus I
Calculus II
Applied Statistics
Select one of the following:3-5
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
General Physics with Laboratory I
Geohazards and the Solid Earth
Select one of the following:3-4
Animal Diversity
Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity
Environmental Biology
Plants, Humanity, and Environment
Ecology of North America
Plant Biology
Fundamentals of Ecology
Total Credit Hours48-57

At least 3 courses must be at the 400 level. Only one course may be outside of the Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science. Course used in the Core Requirements may not be used in the Electives.


GLG 201Mineralogy4
GLG 204Survival on an Evolving Planet4
GLG 244Oceanography3
GLG 301Sedimentology and Stratigraphy4
GLG 307Water and Society3
GLG 335Ice Age Earth3
GLG 354Geomorphology4
GLG 402/GLG 502Geomicrobiology3
GLG 408/GLG 508Introduction to Hydrogeology4
GLG 417/GLG 517Forensic Isotope Geochemistry3
GLG 428/GLG 528Hydrogeological Modeling: Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport and Fate4
GLG 435/GLG 535Soils and Paleosols3
GLG 436/GLG 536Paleoclimatology3
GLG 496/GLG 596Isotopes in Environmental Processes3
GEO 425/GEO 525Hydrogeography3
GEO 426/GEO 526Watershed Management3
GEO 441/GEO 541Geographic Information Systems3
GEO 442/GEO 542Advanced Geographic Information Systems3
GEO 448/GEO 548Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing3
IES 450/IES 550Environmental Law3

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Earth Science meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing a course from each of the three tiers indicated: Tier 1 (GLG 204 or GLG 211) followed by Tier 2 (GLG 301 or GLG 357 or GLG 408/GLG 508), followed by Tier 3 (GLG 497).