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

(53 semester hours minimum)

Strongly recommended for first year students
Introductory Seminar - Geology & Environmental Earth Science
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 all of the following:
GLG 204Survival on an Evolving Planet4
GLG 301Sedimentology and Stratigraphy4
GLG 354Geomorphology4
GLG 408Introduction to Hydrogeology4
Field experience:
Minimum of 3 semester hours of a field based course. Courses that can fulfill the Field Experience are listed below. May be fulfilled by other credit workshops if pre-approved by GLG CDA.3
Geoenvironmental Field Methods
Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica
Tropical Marine Ecology
Geology of Streams
GLG Capstone:
GLG 497Trends and Topics in the Geosciences3
Select at least 15 semester hours; no more than 1 course at the 200- or 300-level15
Water and Society
Ice Age Earth
Forensic Isotope Geochemistry
Hydrogeological Modeling: Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport and Fate
Soils and Paleosols
Paleontology in Conservation
Isotopes in Environmental Processes
Related Hours (minimum of 9 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 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
Total Credit Hours53-60

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Earth Science meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing GLG 204, GLG 301, and GLG 497.