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).

Program of Study Guides




Fall 2022 Registration 

Registration for Fall 2022 begins on March 29, 2022 by assigned entry date for all currently enrolled undergraduate students. Registration opens at 8:00 am Eastern Standard Time on the designated dates linked below. Please note, registration closes each day at 11:59 pm; it re-opens the next morning at 8:00 am. For example, students with 90-122+ earned hours can begin to register at 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 29. Students with 80-89 earned hours can begin to register at 8:00 am on Thursday, March 31.

The registration entry date schedule is based on earned hours. This does not include the hours in which you are currently enrolled.

Preparing Your Registration Plan

Don't wait until the last minute to begin preparing your registration plan! All Geology (GEOL) and Environmental Geosciences (GENV) majors have an advising hold each semester. Students should contact their Geology & Environmental Geosciences faculty advisor for an advising appointment. Your advising hold will not be lifted until you have communicated with your advisor about your Fall 2022 plan.

Students who are also majors in other departments, must communicate with their GEOL or GENV advisor to have their advising hold removed. Communicating with one major advisor will not lift an advising hold for another department. For example, if a GEOL (Geology) major who is also an MBIO (Marine Biology) major only meets with their MBIO major advisor, their GEOL advising hold will not be lifted. 

The advising guides linked below are visual charts of department-offered courses that are recommended based on a student's time as a declared major. Please use these guides with the Program of Study Guides linked above to help prepare your registration plan.  




Majors & Minors Information

  • Fall 2021 Geology & Environmental Geosciences Student Meeting

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We offer Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Geology, a new Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Geosciences, 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