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.
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
(39 semester hours minimum in GLG; 51 semester hours minimum including related courses)
|Strongly recommended for first year students|
|Introductory Seminar - Geology & Environmental Earth Science|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|The Dynamic Earth|
|Geology of U.S. National Parks|
|Select the following:|
|GLG 115L||Understanding the Earth||1|
|GLG 204||Survival on an Evolving Planet||4|
|GLG 301||Sedimentology and Stratigraphy||4|
|GLG 322||Structural Geology||4|
|GLG 357||Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology||4|
|GLG 411A||Field Geology||6|
|Select a minimum of 9 hours; at least two courses must be at 400-level||9|
|Select 12-16 hours of the following:||12-16|
or CHM 141R
|College Chemistry Laboratory|
or STA 261
or STA 301
|Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I|
or PHY 191
|General Physics with Laboratory I|
|Total Credit Hours||51-55|
|GLG 335||Ice Age Earth||3|
|GLG 408||Introduction to Hydrogeology||4|
|GLG 417||Forensic Isotope Geochemistry||3|
|GLG 427||Isotope Geochemistry||3|
|GLG 428||Hydrogeological Modeling: Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport and Fate||4|
|GLG 432||X-ray Powder Diffraction and Clay Analysis||3|
|GLG 435||Soils and Paleosols||3|
|GLG 437||Paleontology in Conservation||3|
|GLG 450||Sedimentary Basin Analysis||3|
|GLG 492||Global Tectonics||4|
|GLG 496||Isotopes in Environmental Processes||3|
Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Geology meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing GLG 204 and GLG 301 and one of the following (GLG 402) or (GLG 408) or (GLG 417) or (GLG 427).