Academic Information

Your guide to how to become a major, minor, or to learn more about this field. Not sure if you want to study geology? Try taking our introductory courses to get a taste of what a geologist studies. The first intro course offered is Geology 103 (Environmental Geology), followed by Geology 105 (Earth History).

The deadline to declare a major for the Fall 2021 semester is Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Find more information on The College's major declaration policy here.

Program of Study Guides

Summer 2021 Special Topics/Field Studies Course Flyers 

Fall 2021 Special Topics and Electives Course Flyers

Course Flyer Archives 

View current and past course flyers here

Majors & Minors Information

  • The most recent Majors & Minors Meeting occurred on October 8, 2020 and included important information for current and future Geology majors and minors. If you missed it, here is a PDF version of the slide show that was shown at the meeting. 


Not a major and want more information? Fill out this short form. 

We offer Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Geology, a minor in Geology, and a new minor in Geoinformatics. Students in the Honors Program can also major or minor in Geology and conduct their Bachelor's Essay with our faculty. Check out the links below for more information on the department!

Geology Student Overview

What do Geologists Do?

Geology & Environmental Geosciences Careers Statistics

Diversity in Geology

Geology Club

Internships, Scholarships & Research Opportunities