Why Study Geology?
Major/Minor | Science | CAFES
An applied and interdisciplinary field, geology is the science of the earth, including the interior of the earth and other planets. As a geology major, you’ll use a combination of fieldwork, computer modeling and lab work to solve environmental and resource-oriented problems and understand the processes that shaped our planet in the past and ones that will shape it in the future. Want to hone in on your interests? As a geology major, you'll have option areas you can select from including, geology, earth science and earth and space science and general science education.
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Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Understand the geology of the earth and how it works.
- Evaluate and interpret scientific data and geological features found around the world.
- Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences using valid and industry-specific information.
- Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and other professional skills.
Types of Courses
- Geomorphology and Glacial Geology
- Global Change
- Stratigraphy and Sedimentation
- Structural Geology
With a degree in geology, you’ll be prepared for graduate school or a wide variety of future roles including:
- Atmospheric or Research Scientist
- Geologist or Hydrogeologist
- Marine or Planetary Geologist
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