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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

The Bachelor of Science program is designed for those interested in a professional career in geology, or for those students who intend to graduate study in Geology. 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 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 34061
Invertebrate Paleontology    4   
GEOL 41092
Summer Field Camp    6   
GEOL 44070
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy    4   
and  15 GEOL elective credits     15

MATH 12002
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I    5   
CHEM 10060
General Chemistry I    4   
CHEM 10062
General Chemistry Lab I    1   
PHY 13001
General College Physics I    4   
PHY 13021
General College Physics Lab I    1   
GEOL 42035 or
MATH 30011
Scientific Methods in Geology (3) or
Basic Probability and Statistics (3)    3   
PHY 13002 and 13022 or
CHEM 10061 and 10063     General College Physics II (4) and General College Physics Lab II (1) or
General Chemistry II (4) and General Chemistry Lab II (1)    5   
BSCI 10110 or
BSCI 20560
Biological Diversity (4) or
Invertebrate Zoology  (4)    4   


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