The Bachelor of Arts in geology is most appropriate for students seeking a dual major who wish to have a background in geology to support another major or for students seeking a degree in secondary education. For students majoring only in geology, this Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minor. The Bachelor of Arts in geology requires 30 hours of geology courses consisting of 22 core credits, 8 elective credits, and 3 credits in other disciplines. General NKU graduation requirements include 45 hours of 300- or 400-level courses, so students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in geology need to take at least an additional 15 hours of 300- or 400- level courses in addition to the core courses for the degree. Students should choose these courses in consultation with their advisor, but additional elective courses in geology, geography or environmental science are highly recommended.
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Special graduation requirements: A grade of C- or better must be earned in all geology courses counting toward the major. Students interested in the application of geology in environmental studies may take courses emphasizing hydrogeology.
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