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.
Students in the Program should expect a curriculum focused heavily on experiential and field-based learning. Furthermore, students in the Program will have many opportunities to engage with faculty on geologic research.
Graduates of the Program are employed by natural resource companies, environmental consulting firms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and universities, or they may continue their studies in graduate school.