Environmental Geoscience, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2022-2023. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
HIST 1103Survey of American History3
or HIST 1483 American History to 1865 (H)
or HIST 1493 American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A)3
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN)4
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)8
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
First Year Seminar
(Transfer students with 15 hours exempt)1
Arts & Humanities
See note 2.a.3
Natural & Mathematical Sciences
GEOL 1014Geology and Human Affairs (LN)4
or GEOL 1114 Physical Geology (LN)
PHYS 1114College Physics I (LN)4
GEOL 4300Geology Colloquium1
Foreign Language
0-6 hours. See note 3.
Upper-Division General Education
Select 6 hours outside major department. See note 2.c.
Hours Subtotal13
Major Requirements
Minimum grade of "C" in all Geology courses.
GEOL 2103Fundamentals of Geophysics3
GEOL 2403Chemistry of Earth Systems3
GEOL 2464Rocks and Minerals4
GEOL 3503Environmental Geology (N)3
GEOL 4453Hydrogeology3
GEOG 4073Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future3
GEOG 4203Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems3
GEOG 4343Geographic Information Systems: Resource Management Applications3
NREM 3013Applied Ecology and Conservation 13-4
or BIOL 3034 General Ecology
or ENVR 3113 Sampling and Analyses for Solving Environmental Problems
SOIL 2124Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)4
POLS 4363Environmental Law And Policy3
Select 17-18 hours from the following: 117-18
Evolution of the Earth (LN)
Structural Geology
Principles of Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
Physical Hydrogeology
Introduction to Oceanography (N)
Environmental Data Analytics
Spatial Analysis (A)
Remote Sensing
Geospatial Applications for Unmanned Aerial Systems
Elements of Environmental Science (N)
Forest Health and Disturbance Ecology
Hours Subtotal53
Select 14 hours14
Hours Subtotal14
Total Hours120

If BIOL 3034 taken, then 17 hours will need to be taken from this group.

Other Requirements

  • See the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
  • Upper-Division Credit: Total hours must include at least 40 hours in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • Hours in One Department: For B.A. and B.S. degrees, no more than 54 hours in one department may be applied to degree requirements.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2028.