Geology - Bachelor's (BS, BA)
The 120-credit hour degrees contain several options with different course plans. The options are designed to meet different needs of students who want to be professional geologists; work with engineering firms on construction and environmental problems; deal with environmental problems related to water, atmosphere, soils, and rocks; analyze spatial data using GIS software; or earn science teacher certification.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The degrees prepare graduates the skills needed in areas of natural resources exploration, production and conservation, water supply, environmental engineering and planning, and geological surveying. Graduates will also develop skills transferable to other fields, such as problem-solving, observation, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, and oral and written presentation.
- Admissions requirements and degree curriculum
- Degree information in the University Catalog
- Program accreditation
- Data Analyst
- Environmental Consultant
- Environmental Engineer
- Environmental Scientist
- Field Engineer
- Field Geologist
- Field Technician
- GIS Analyst
- Laboratory Technician
- Research Assistant
This degree is for students who plan to enter geology profession or go to graduate school. The program emphasizes breadth and exposes students to most of the geological disciplines.
BS-Environmental Science Option
This degree emphasizes the application of earth science to environmental problems associated with the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and natural hazards.
BS-Engineering Geology Option
This degree is for students who are interested in combining geology with civil engineering coursework to work with engineering firms on construction and environmental problems.
BA-Geographic Information Systems Option
This degree is for students who want to combine geology with computer technology to store and analyze spatial data using GIS software.
This degree is for students who want to combine geology with other professional interests.
BA-Composite Science Teacher Certification Option (UTeach)
This degree is for students who want teacher certification. It is offered through the UTeach program.
WHY CHOOSE US?
- Cutting-edge laboratory analytical facility
- Award-winning faculty
- Nice location with abundant intern and job opportunities
- Opportunities for undergraduate research and scholarship
- Diverse degree options and dual degree option with data science
Take the next step toward investing in yourself by learning more about our Geology - Bachelor's (BS, BA) program.