Geology and Geophysics

College of Science

Within the geology and geophysics major, students can select elective courses to focus their study on areas such as basin analysis, biogeochemistry, engineering geology, geochemistry, geomechanics, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrogeology, paleontology, planetary science, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, and tectonics. The Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Department has a low faculty-to-student ratio, which allows students to have a lot of one-on-one interaction with their professors. All undergraduates are encouraged to take part in research.

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Environment and Ecology

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Careers in Geology and Geophysics

Graduates have job choices at places such as NASA during planning of space missions or gas and oil companies locating and planning new fields. They work as scientists, researchers, engineers, educators, environmental regulators, and often with the government. In addition, many students go to graduate school for advanced study.

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