Shawnee State has two outstanding tracks within its BS Geology degree: a Professional Track and an Environmental Track.
- The Environmental Track is intended for students that plan to enter the workforce immediately.
- The Professional Track is intended for students that are interested in graduate school. It is a rigorous geology program that prepares students for MS and Ph.D. programs in the geosciences.
Both tracks will well prepare students for employment upon graduation.
Geology is the study of Earth's materials, structures and processes and how they have changed through time. This knowledge may be applied to the exploration and use of natural resources, including metals, petroleum and water; understanding natural hazards such as earthquakes, karst, volcanoes and landslides; addressing problems associated with environmental contamination; and investigating Earth’s history to understand the evolution of life and the Earth along with global change.