Geology, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Geology (BS-GEOL) provides students with the tools and skills necessary to observe, interpret, understand, and be stewards of the natural world, including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. The program offers opportunities for hands-on experience in a variety of topics including plate tectonics, sedimentary processes, paleontology, mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, structures, geomorphology, (paleo)climatology, and hydrology. The program is by nature interdisciplinary, integrating and applying concepts from physics, chemistry, statistics, and other quantitative subjects to questions about earth and planetary science and their interactions with humans, society, and the environment. The program prepares students for graduate programs in earth and environmental sciences, and careers in environmental and geotechnical consulting, geologic engineering, resource management, education and outreach, state and federal government agencies, and energy and mineral resource exploration.