Geology

Course Overview

As a Geology student, you’ll learn about the history of the earth by studying how rocks are formed, how the continents are created, and how forces are at work to change our dynamic, evolving planet.

  • Explore planetary history and processes using classic field and lab work, and modern computational techniques.
  • Use up-to-date technology resources to learn and get involved in research with our  experienced faculty.
  • Learn about volcanos, earthquakes, rivers, beaches, fossils, and meteorites in a learner-centered environment that focuses on the student.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Understanding the Earth
Principles of Environmental Science

So

Mineralogy
Petrology
Chemistry I and II
Stratigraphy
Paleontology
Geology Electives

Jr

Calculus I and II
Structural Geology
Physics I and II
Geology Electives

Sr

Sedimentology
Summer Field Course in Geology
Geology Electives

Where Graduates Go

Many Geology graduates work in environmental firms, oil and gas companies, consulting firms, schools, and government agencies. Others pursue master’s and doctoral degrees in geology.