Geology- Bachelor of Arts

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

Geology is the study of the history of the Earth and processes that continue to shape the planet today. Geoscientists view the Earth as a set of intimately connected atmospheric, hydrologic, and rock systems. Both Geology undergraduate degree options require a core of geology classes and cognate courses including a capstone field mapping experience.

The Bachelor of Arts in Geology prepares students for further graduate work in the geosciences and related disciplines, as well as careers in the environmental industry, petroleum, mining, government, or education.

The Bachelor of Science in Geology is designed to provide more in-depth study, particularly in preparation for pursuit of a graduate degree in the geological sciences. As part of this preparation, students are required to conduct independent research leading to public presentation of their results.

Teacher Licensure

Students who wish to combine teacher licensure with an Arts and Science major must observe the rules, procedures, and restrictions pertaining to admission to a licensure cohort as outlined in the College of Education, Health and Society chapter. For information, contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education, Health and Society, 202 McGuffey Hall, 513-529-6418.

Program Requirements: Bachelor of Arts

(36 semester hours minimum in GLG; 48 semester hours minimum including related courses)

Core courses
Select one of the following:3
The Dynamic Earth
Environmental Geology
Geology of U.S. National Parks
Select the following:
GLG 115LUnderstanding the Earth1
GLG 201Mineralogy4
GLG 204Survival on an Evolving Planet4
GLG 301Sedimentology and Stratigraphy4
GLG 322Structural Geology4
GLG 357Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology4
GLG 411A/GLG 511AField Geology6
Electives
Select a minimum of 6 hours, at least one must be at 400-level6
Related Hours
Select 12-16 hours of the following:12-16
College Chemistry
College Chemistry
College Chemistry Laboratory
Calculus I
Calculus I
Statistics
Applied Statistics
Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I
General Physics with Laboratory I
Total Credit Hours48-52

Electives

GLG 335Ice Age Earth3
GLG 354Geomorphology4
GLG 402/GLG 502Geomicrobiology3
GLG 408/GLG 508Introduction to Hydrogeology4
GLG 417/GLG 517Forensic Isotope Geochemistry3
GLG 427/GLG 527Isotope Geochemistry3
GLG 428/GLG 528Hydrogeological Modeling: Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport and Fate4
GLG 432/GLG 532X-ray Powder Diffraction and Clay Analysis3
GLG 435/GLG 535Soils and Paleosols3
GLG 436/GLG 536Paleoclimatology3
GLG 450/GLG 550Sedimentary Basin Analysis3
GLG 461/GLG 561Geophysics3
GLG 467/GLG 567Seismology3
GLG 492/GLG 592Global Tectonics4
GLG 496/GLG 596Isotopes in Environmental Processes3

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Geology 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).