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About the Geology Program

Our geology program focuses on undergraduate geology majors, and we take pride in our emphasis on field geology.

In addition to weekend field trips with most courses, we also run two field trips and two field courses every year, one of which, summer Field Geology (344), is the capstone course and is taught in Utah.

Geology majors are strongly encouraged to pursue at least one research project in collaboration with a faculty member, all of whom have active research programs.

Students majoring in geology choose from three emphases:

  1. Professional Geology
  2. Professional Hydrogeology
  3. Liberal Arts

Or choose to major in education:


Our graduates are well-prepared for the job market and for graduate school, and we have an outstanding record of placing graduates in both of these arenas. Learn more about our program history.

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