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Major Areas of Study: Petroleum Geology

Petroleum Geology Major Requirements (61 credit hours)

The Petroleum Geology major at Muskingum is designed for students interested in entering the energy industry. Curriculum for the program includes all of the fundamental courses of the traditional geology major, and adds newer courses more specific to the energy industry.

Core requirements (42 hours):

GEOL 101. Introduction to Geology or GEO 110 Environmental Geology (4)

GEOL 104. Earth History (4)

GEOL 230.Introduction to Well Logging (3)

GEOL 301. Mineralogy (4)

GEOL 302. Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (3)

GEOL 303. Sedimentary Petrology (3)

GEOL 311. Paleontology (3)

GEOL 313. Structural Geology (3)

GEOL 322. Sedimentation and Physical Stratigraphy (3)

GEOL 350. Petroleum Geology (3)

GEOL 410. Subsurface Geology (3)

GEOL 434. Field Camp (6)

Other requirements (18-19 hours):

CHEM 111. General Chemistry I (4)

CHEM 112. General Chemistry II (4)

GEOG 310. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)

MATH 140. Practical Statistics (3), 180. Precalculus (4), or 190. Calculus I (4)

PHEN 101. Conceptual Physics (4) or 121. Classical Physics I (4)


For further information:

Dr. Stephen Van Horn 
Associate Professor, Geology Dept. Chair
Muskingum University
163 Stormont St.
New Concord, OH 43762



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