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Geological Sciences—Environmental Geoscience Major (B.S.)

Program Overview

The preprofessional program in environmental geoscience is designed to provide you with broad training for careers in many aspects of environmental science. In many areas, you should anticipate further training at the graduate level. Consult with the undergraduate advisor in the Geological Sciences Department before planning your schedule of coursework.

*This program was previously BS5025 - Geological Sciences - Environmental Water Resources. Both programs have the same curricular requirements as listed below for students entering under the 2023-24 Catalog Year. The name change approval was granted by the Ohio University Board of Trustees on 6/16/2023.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates with a degree in Geological Sciences – Environmental Geoscience are prepared for a variety of career paths. Students can pursue positions with employers in the petroleum industry, state, and national government agencies, research laboratories, state highway departments, mining companies, civil engineering firms, surveying companies, consulting firms, museums, public and private K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, etc. Students are also adequately prepared to pursue graduate work in their field of interest.

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Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic Catalog

Program Details

Bachelor of Science


College of Arts and Sciences  

Geological Sciences Department 

Clippinger Laboratories 316

Athens, OH  45701

Phone: 740.593.1101

Administrative Contact

Eung Seok Lee, Chair

Greg Springer, Advising Coordinator