Bachelor of Science in Geology

The B.S. degree in geology is designed for students who plan to obtain professional employment in geology or enter graduate school upon graduation. Geology majors must choose either a General Geology Concentration or an Environmental/Engineering Geology Concentration within the major.

Bachelor of Arts in Geology

The B.A. in geology degree is designed to integrate all the Earth sciences in a systems approach to understanding the Earth. This includes incorporating and integrating subjects which are seldom selected elective opportunities in the B.S. degree in geology, such as oceanography, meteorology and astronomy. The emphasis is on the preparation of individuals to work in a wide range of professional public sector service careers where preparation in Earth science and communication of science to nonscientific audiences is a requirement or an asset. Students who intend to receive a B.A. in geology should major in Earth Science. 

Recommended minors to pair with the Earth Science major include Astronomy, Economics, Environmental Information Systems, Environmental Management, Integrated Science and Technology, Management Science, Nonprofit Studies, Secondary Education, and Technical and Scientific Communication.

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