As a student in our Geology program, you will develop a keen sense of observation and interpretation of geologic data as you study the Earth and its history, and you will be prepared to pursue a variety of career areas including planetary science, resource geology, environmental geochemistry, paleontology, tectonics, and climate change. You will understand the essential application of geology in modern society and in providing evidence-based guidance to policymakers regarding natural resources, disaster preparation, and environmental protection.


  • Close work with faculty on research projects in the laboratory and in the field     
  • Opportunities to participate in national and regional meetings and present the results of individual research
  • Guest speakers who are professional geologists addressing the state of the field and work after graduation
  • Collaboration with faculty across the science division
  • An international reputation, with faculty research connections in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America


Geology graduates earning a bachelor's degree go on to work in private industry, or for state and federal agencies including State Geological Survey, EPA, national and state parks, petroleum companies, coal industry, natural history museums, universities and secondary schools.       

Our Geology program also prepares students for graduate school, with recent graduates pursuing master’s degrees and doctorates at schools including The Ohio State University, University of Akron, Washington University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Arizona, and University of Wisconsin.

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