Geology BS

Total Units Required: 120

A student works on a fossil inside a lab on campus.

Geology looks at some of the most important issues in society today, and there’s no better time to be a geology major than right now! Concerns involving water resources, energy, mineral resources, environmental cleanup all have their foundations in geology.

With the Bachelor of Science in Geology, those seeking employment have many opportunities with government agencies, private consulting firms, and other non-government organizations. The program also prepares students for graduate studies in a wide variety of fields.

The program is highly structured to give you fundamental skills and knowledge in how rocks are formed (petrology, mineralogy, and volcanology), how they can be deformed (structural geology), and how we can use rocks to inform us about deep geologic time (paleontology and sedimentary geology) to form basins and valuable natural resources (economic geology). Courses focus on applied problems that prepare students for field and laboratory work in the professional world to help solve some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time.