Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Summer 2020 New Student Orientation Major Information 

For the health and safety of our students, families, faculty and staff, the College of Charleston Summer 2020 New Student and Family orientation programs will be held online. Join the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences from 1:00-1:30 pm on your orientation day for a live virtual academic major meeting. 

In the meantime, see this flier below (.pdf format) to learn more about us: 

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About the Department 

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 surveysenergy resources, mineral resources, marine geology, space science, hazards investigation, and land-use planning as well as preparation for graduate education in many disciplines. Although primarily undergraduate in nature, the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences also provides graduate level courses, and participates in the Master of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies program and the M.Ed. for Science Teachers.

Check out the Guide to Becoming a Major or Minor Here.

If you have any questions about the department or classes, Contact Us (by phone, email, or dropping by). We are in Room 224 of the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building at 202 Calhoun Street. 

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