Jan 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Biogeosciences, B.S.B.G.

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Dennis Kerr, Geosciences
Estelle Levetin, Biological Science

The Bachelor of Science in Biogeosciences (B.S.B.G.) is an interdisciplinary degree program that draws on strengths in the Departments of Biological Science  and Geosciences . The program is intended for students that are interested in career paths in the fields of environmental biogeosciences or environmental forensics, as well as students who are interested in graduate programs in the biogeosciences.

The discipline of biogeosciences is one of the more rapidly growing academic and research fields in the sciences with significant research and graduate training opportunities. The degree track provides a firm foundation for graduate or advanced professional study and for professional practice. Only the B.S. degree track is available in the program. The degree program provides significant basis in the hard sciences as well as in mathematics and statistics while incorporating the core disciplinary areas in biology and geosciences with emphasis on earth systems science. Students in the program are strongly encouraged to actively engage in research beginning at the freshman level and continuing through the senior year. The research emphasis provides a learning environment that stresses the more classical classroom and laboratory approach along with the experimental and field approach to professional practice in the field.

Students interested in the program will be assigned faculty advisors in both the Department of Biological Science  and the Department of Geosciences  to assure that the students receive the best advice for course selection.

The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the bachelor’s program in biogeosciences beyond the Fall 2019 term. Students who have matriculated into the bachelor’s program may not declare biogeosciences as a major after the Spring 2020 term.

Program Objectives

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Biogeosciences (B.S.B.G.) degree program will demonstrate skills relevant to:

  • Discussing basic organismic adaptations to ecological environments
  • Applying knowledge of Earth and organismic systems to evaluate contemporary environmental/societal issues
  • Understanding the coevolution of Earth and organismic systems and
  • Designing and conducting a field, lab, or data-based research study and quantitatively analyze data.

Chemical Engineering (3 hours)

Technical Electives (5-6 hours)

General Electives (3 hours)

Humanities, Social Sciences and English (24 hours)

Total: 125 hours

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