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 about The College's major declaration policy.

Program of Study Guides




Majors & Minors Information

  • Fall 2021 Geology & Environmental Geosciences Student Meeting
    • Date: Monday, October 11, 2021
    • Time: 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Location: SSMB 138
    • What: Detailed information about our programs, research opportunities with our faculty, Spring 2022 courses, and more! 
  • The Fall 2020 Student Meeting was held on October 8, 2020 and included important information for current and future Geology majors and minors. View the meeting slideshow here

Spring 2022 Registration 

Registration for Spring 2022 begins on Monday, November 1, 2021 by assigned entry date for all currently enrolled undergraduate students. 

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 faculty advisor for an advising appointment. Your advising hold will not be lifted until you have communicated with your advisor about your Spring 2022 plan. 

Fall 2021 Special Topics and Electives Course Flyers

Course Flyer Archives 

View current and past course flyers here

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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