College of Arts and Sciences
190 Overman Hall, 419-372-2886
Geology is the study of the Earth, its materials, its structure, and the processes that are acting upon them including the evolution of the organisms that inhabit our planet. Geologists are responsible for discovering natural resources, identifying natural hazards, and supplying information critical for solving problems and establishing policy on resources management, protection of the environment, public health, safety, and welfare.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in geology are expected to:
- Identify, describe, and classify earth materials, formations, and structures and interpret them in the context of geologic processes;
- Analyze and report quantitative geologic data collected in the field and laboratory;
- Read, write, present, and critically evaluate geologic reports, professional papers and maps;
- Synthesize information from a variety of disciplines to solve geologic problems;
Major, Bachelor of Art (29 - 30 hours in Geology) - minor required - Fall 2021 course requirements
Major, Bachelor of Science (35 -36 hours in Geology) - minor required - Fall 2021 course requirements
This program takes four years plus one summer to complete.
Paleobiology specialization (no minor required) - Fall 2021 course requirements
Hydrogeology specialization (no minor required) - Fall 2021 course requirements
Minor in Geology (20 hours)
Minor in Paleontology (21 - 22 hours)
- GEOL 1040 (4) or BIOL 2040 (5)
- GEOL 1050 (4)
- GEOL 2050 (3)
- GEOL 2150 (3)
- GEOL 4150 (4)
- GEOL 4190 or 4800* or 4990* (3)
* Course can be used for undergraduate minor when Paleontology topic is the subject of the seminar or research project.