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Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences


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The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences offers a geology major, a geology minor, and a broad array of topical and interdisciplinary elective courses in the geosciences. Students who complete a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in geology can take a variety of class options that will prepare them for a wide variety of potential career opportunities; such as, environmental geological consulting or regulation, state and federal geological surveys, energy resources, mineral resources, marine geology, space science, hazards investigation, and land-use planning; as well as preparation for advanced graduate education in all geological disciplines. Although primarily undergraduate in nature, the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences also provides graduate level courses, and participates in the Master of Environmental Studies program and the M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics wherein students can earn graduate degrees.

The Department is home to the prestigious Lowcountry Hazards Center, SCEEP (South Carolina Earthquake Education Program), Mace Brown Museum of Natural History, Santee Cooper Geographical Information Systems Lab (SC GIS Lab), and Project Oceanica.

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