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Advisors in Geology

Undergraduate Advisors:

Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Joseph Ortiz

Field Camp Director:
Dr. David Hacker

Free Tutoring for all Geology CORE Courses

Experienced Geology graduate students and lab instructors answer your questions, beginning week three of each semester, in room 223 MCG, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. No appointment necessary.

Bachelor of Science - Environmental Geology Concentration

The Bachelor of Science - Environmental Geology Concentration program is designed for those interested in a professional career in environmental geology, including water resources, resource management and energy resources. To obtain the B.S. degree, the student completes courses concerning minerals, rocks, landforms, fossils, structural geology, geochemistry, and field mapping, among others. These courses are supplemented by courses such as introductory chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics.  Download the Roadmap to the B.S. in Geology - Environmental Geology for the official reference to the degree program.

For additional information about our undergraduate program, please contact an undergraduate advisor in Geology.

General Requirements (effective academic year 2010-2011)

  • At least 42 semester credits must be taken in upper division courses (30000-level and above).
  • At least 36 semester credits must be taken in Kent CORE courses.
  • At least 121 semester credits of approved coursework must be completed successfully.
  • GEOL 21062 Environmental Earth Sciences or GEOL 21080 All About the Oceans may be substituted for GEOL 11040 with Departmental permission.
  • Requires completion of GEOL 41092, Summer Field Camp.
  • A 2.00 cumulative grade-point average both overall and in the major, is necessary to graduate.

Required Courses

Course Number
Course Title
GEOL 11040  How the Earth Works 3
GEOL 11041
How the Earth Works Lab 1
GEOL 11042
Earth and Life through Time 3
GEOL 11043
Earth and Life through Time Lab 1
GEOL 23063
Earth Materials I
GEOL 31070
Earth Materials II 4
GEOL 31080
Structural Geology 4
GEOL 32066
Geomorphology 4
GEOL 34061
Invertebrate Paleontology 4
GEOL 41092
Summer Field Camp 6
GEOL 44070
Sedimentology aStratigraphy 4
GEOL 43040
Principles of Geochemistry 3
and   9-10 GEOL elective credits 9-10
MATH 12002
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
CHEM 10060 and
CHEM 10062  General Chemistry I (4) and
General Chemistry Lab I (1)
CHEM 10061 and
CHEM 10063  General Chemistry II (4) and
General Chemistry Lab II (1) 5
PHY 13001 and
PHY 13021  General College Physics I (4) and
General College Physics Lab I (1)
GEOL 42035 or
MATH 30011
Scientific Methods in Geology (3) or
Basic Probability and Statistics (3) 5
BSCI 10110 or
BSCI 20560
Biological Diversity (4) or
Invertebrate Zoology  (4) 4


Choose from these GEOL upper division electives (9-10 credit hours)

Course Number
Course Title
GEOL 42030
Remote Sensing
GEOL 42067
Introductory Hydrogeology
GEOL 42068
Contaminant Hydrology and Hydrogeology
GEOL 42074
Environmental Core and Well Logging
GEOL 42078
Engineering Geology
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