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Degrees in Geology


Bachelor of Science in Geology

Offered to undergraduates who wish to become professional geoscientists.  This degree trains you in the essential observational and analytical skills of field geology as well as more applied areas of microscope petrology, geochemistry, and geotechnology. The B.S. degree is designed to give you a broad and comprehensive understanding of the discipline of geology and a firm background in math, physics, and chemistry.

B.S. in Geology required courses


Bachelor of Science in Geology with Engineering Geology Emphasis 

B.S. in Geology with Engineering emphasis required courses


Bachelor of Arts in Geology

Offered to those students who wish either a broader-based liberal arts degree or a broader multi-disciplinary science degree than is possible with the B.S. This degree is especially suited for future earth science teachers, environmental scientists, environmental lawyers, and others who wish to learn more about how the earth works.

B.A. in Geology required courses


Minor in Geology

Geology minor required courses

Please contact the Geology undergraduate advisor, Paul K. Link, to learn more about these degrees. 
Major Academic Plan (MAP) is a 4 year example degree plan for each Geology degree shown above. 



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