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Bachelor of Science in Natural Science, Geology Concentration

The bachelor of science in natural science with a concentration in geology is designed for students seeking careers in earth science, environmental science, or entry into graduate programs in geology or environmental science.  For more information concerning the degree program, contact Dr. Jeffrey Bauer, Dr. Kurt Shoemaker, or the Department of Natural Sciences.

Bachelor of Science in Natural Science, Geology Concentration Requirements


General Education Program
(The Natural Science component of the GEP is satisfied by the requirements of the bachelor of science in natural science.)
27 Hours
Natural Science Curriculum 55 Hours
General Electives 42 Hours
Minimum Hours Required 124 Hours
 
Natural Science Curriculum (55 Hours)
GEOLOGY REQUIREMENTS (28 HOURS)
Course No. Course   Cr. Hrs.
GEOL 1201 Phys. Geol. & Human Environment 4
GEOL 1202 Historical Geology 4
GEOL 2203 Mineralogy 4
GEOL 2204 Sedimentary Rocks & Stratigraphy 4
GEOL 3205 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology 4
GEOL 4206 Structural Geology & Tectonics 4
GEOL 4207 Field Methods 4
SECOND SCIENCE AREA (12 HOURS)
Twelve hours of courses in any one area of science other than the primary concentration.  Students may choose physics, biology, chemistry, or math.  Math courses must be numbered 1300 or above.
THIRD SCIENCE AREA (8 HOURS)
Eight hours of courses in any one area of science other than the primary concentration or secondary science area.  Students may choose physics, biology, chemistry, or math.  Math courses must be numbered 1300 or above.
ADDITIONAL SCIENCE/MATH (4 HOURS)
Any course in biology, geology, chemistry, natural science, physics, or math not used above.  Math courses must be numbered 1300 or above.
SPEECH REQUIREMENT (3 HOURS)
COMM 1103 Public Speaking & Human Communication 3
MATHEMATICS PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT
Proficiency in MATH 1300 (Precalculus) either through placement at a higher level or completion of this or a higher level math course.
GENERAL ELECTIVES (42 HOURS)

Natural Sciences

Contact Information

Department of Natural Sciences
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Dr. Andy Napper, Chairperson
Sharon Messer, Secretary

Phone: (740) 351-3456
Fax: (740) 351-3596

smesser@shawnee.edu or
science@shawnee.edu

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