JMU Major: Geology
The major prepares students to collect data in the field and laboratory on minerals, rocks, fossils, landforms and structures; properly use field and laboratory equipment; and construct accurate geologic maps and displays of geologic data. Geology Title use geologic data to write interpretive geological reports and histories of regions; solve environmental and economic geological problems, and critically evaluate the theories and conclusions of other earth and environmental scientists. Students will have the opportunity to engage in research with a diverse and professionally active faculty.
Environmental and Engineering Geology
New Freshmen and Transfer Students
Students should declare the Geology and Environmental Science major when they register for orientation.
Currently Enrolled Major Changers
Students should submit a "Change or Declaration of Major" form to the Geology and Environmental Science department head in Memorial Hall, room 7125.
Remain in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.