Geology / Environmental Geology Majors


45Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, including its origin and evolution, the processes that shape its surface, and the dynamic events such as earthquakes, floods, and volcanic eruptions that “rock” our world.

Geologists apply scientific principles in their quest to understand the planet we live on.  Geological research is particularly relevant to environmental issues and the search for energy and mineral resources.

The Geology and Environmental Geology majors provide solid foundations for students wishing to pursue careers in industry, environmental consulting, government, teaching, or many other fields.  Because we are continually upgrading our programs, please consult the current academic catalog for up-to-date details and requirements for the Geology and Environmental Geology majors.

In addition to preparing students for immediate employment in geotechnical, environmental, educational, and other fields, both majors prepare students for graduate study and many of our students have gone on to obtain M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at top-notch research universities.

Please visit our complete departmental website for more information.