Field Geophysics Class

Academic Programs

Through our various degree options, students are able to study Earth Sciences at the cutting edge of our discipline. Our degrees provide opportunities for students to gain experience in field methods, laboratory approaches, including the use of state-of-the-art instruments, and modeling. These are skills that employers seek!


Why Study Geology?

Our degrees help students learn about the Earth and sharpen skills that employers seek. As you develop an in-depth knowledge of the Earth, you will gain hands-on experience with geoscience laboratory techniques, field methods, and modeling techniques used to analyze Earth processes.

The job outlook for our majors is excellent. Between 2019 and 2029, US Bureau of Labor Statistics workforce projections predict a 5% growth in geoscience jobs, higher than average for all occupations. And geoscientists are well paid. In 2019, the median salary for geoscientists was $92,040, higher than the median for all physical scientists.

Geology is one of the most interdisciplinary sciences. So, there are a lot of ways that geology majors can apply their degrees.

We offer several undergraduate degree options, including B.S./B.A. options, minors, and more.
We offer a Geology M.S. degree for students who want to learn more about a specific area of geology.
Discover the Department of Geology's current and future course offerings.