Environmental Earth Science- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science, 114 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: Bachelor of Arts

(48 semester hours minimum)

Core requirements. (17 semester hours)

Choose ONE of the following:

GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth (3) or

GLG 121 Environmental Geology (3) or

GLG 141 Geology of U.S. National Parks (3) and

GLG 115L Laboratory (1)

Choose ONE of the following:

GEO 271 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation (3)

IES 274 Environment and Sustainability (3)

IES 275 Principles of Environmental Science (3)

Choose ONE of the following:

GLG 301 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4)

GLG 354 Geomorphology (3)

Choose ONE of the following:

GLG 307 Water and Society (3)

GLG 408 Introduction to Hydrogeology (4)

GLG 491 Geochemistry of Natural Waters (3)

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.

Electives. (Minimum 19 semester hours):

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 201 Mineralogy (4)

GLG 204 Survival on an Evolving Planet (4)

GLG 244 Oceanography (3)

GLG 301 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4)

GLG 307 Water and Society (3)

GLG 335 Ice Age Earth (3)

GLG 354 Geomorphology (3)

GLG 401 Global Climate Change (4)

GLG 402 Geomicrobiology (3)

GLG 408 Introduction to Hydrogeology (4)

GLG 428 Groundwater Flow Modeling (4)

GLG 435 Soils and Paleosols (3)

GLG 436 Paleoclimatology (3)

GLG 474 Paleobotany, Paleoecology, Paleoclimatology (3)

GLG 482 Contaminant Hydrogeology (4)

GLG 491 Geochemistry of Natural Waters (3)

GLG 496 Isotopes in Environmental Processes (3)

GEO 425 Hydrogeography (3)

GEO 426 Watershed Management (3)

GEO 441 Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 442 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 448 Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing (3)

IES 450 Environmental Law (3)

Related Hours (minimum of 12 hours required)

Choose one of the following:

CHM 141, 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (3, 2)

CHM 141 R, 144 College Chemistry/College Chemistry Lab (4, 2)

GLG 211 Chemistry of Earth Systems (3)

Choose one of the following:

MTH 151 Calculus I (5)

MTH 153 Calculus I (4)

MTH 251 Calculus II (4)

STA 261 Statistics (4)

STA 301 Applied Statistics (3)

Choose one of the following:

PHY 171, 173 College Physics/Physics Lab (3, 1)

PHY 181, 183 The Physical World/Physics Lab (4, 1)

GLG 261 Geohazards and the Solid Earth (3)

Choose one of the following:

BOT/MBI/ZOO 115 Biological Concepts: Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, and Diversity (4)

BOT 131 Plants, Humanity, and Environment (3)

BOT 171 Ecology of North America (3)

BOT 191 Plant Biology (4)

ZOO 113 Animal Diversity (4)

ZOO 121 Environmental Biology (3)

ZOO 204 Fundamentals of Ecology (3)

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