Undergraduate Programs

Why Geology?

What does a geologist do?

The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences offers a major, minor, and broad array of topical and interdisciplinary elective courses in the geosciences.

Students who complete a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree with a major in geology may tailor a program of study to better prepare themselves for a wide variety of career opportunities in:

  • Advanced graduate study – Our students have received graduate fellowships from universities throughout the U.S.
  • Industry and government using geospatial technologies
  • Environmental consulting firms and state or federal environmental regulatory agencies and hazard mitigation
  • Interdisciplinary careers such as oceanography, national intelligence, and resource management

Major and Minor Requirements

Bachelor of Science Geology Major

Bachelor of Arts Geology Major

Geology Minor

Geoinformatics Minor

How to Declare Your Major or Minor

Ready to choose geology as a major or minor? Here's what you need to do:

  1. Go to the Program of Study Management (POSM) page
  2. Declare your major or minor in geology
  3. The department will review your request and contact you about setting up an appointment to speak with an advisor about your class plan
  4. Be sure to keep checking your email once you submit a major or minor request because that's how we'll reach you to confirm your request

Helpful Links

Program of Study Management (POSM)

Frequently asked questions about declaring a major