College: College of Arts and Sciences
Degrees: B.S., minor, M.S.
See Also: Department of Geosciences
Geology is the study of the Earth — its composition, its processes, its history, and even its future. Geology is all around us, and we cannot escape its influence. The philosopher Will Durant said, “Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.” The Earth offers an almost endless variety of things to study, including minerals, rocks, fossils, soils, beaches, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes. The Environmental track emphasizes the study of ground water and the delicate balances of the natural world and provides strong preparation for entering the work force with a BS degree.
The Geology major seeks to prepare students for a variety of careers including: Petroleum Geology; Mining Geology; Environmental Geology; Economic Geology; Education; and, Geophysics.
This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses for students to follow, including milestones that should be met each year.