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Geologists use chemistry, physics, biology, math, and computer technology to scientifically study the Earth--the material of which it is made, the processes that act on these materials, the products formed, and the history of the planet and its life forms since origin. Geophysics is the application of physical laws and principles to the study of the Earth. These studies are far-reaching--from the biogeological study of early microbial life to current human impacts on the Earth's environment to the numerical modeling of ocean currents that help predict climate change.


This program provides you with a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology and geophysics. Students are encouraged to choose elective courses that uniquely satisfy their interests and match their talents. Within the curriculum, you may choose an academic program that is broad, or focused in one or several specialties with the help of a faculty advisor.

The program's research and teaching facilities are among the best available anywhere. Some of these facilities are, in fact, found nowhere else in the world. An extensive collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils are available for both research and teaching purposes. Research laboratories are well-equipped with modern instrumentation.

Geology Careers: Crystallographer | Hydrologist | Petrologist | Soils Engineer | Geophysical Prospector | Geodesist | Paleontologist | Seismologist | Petroleum Geologist | Geophysicist | Stratigrapher | Mineralogist | Geophysical Data Processor | Project Coordinator | Field Processing Geologist

For more information about a degree in geological engineering

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