Study the earth -- its processes, materials, history and effect on humans and life -- by taking courses in geology that focus on physical geology, historical geology, geological processes, oceanography and more. Students learn through a combination of lecture, hands-on lab experiences, and field trips.
Geology courses are offered as part of the requirements of the Associate of Science degree, or may be taken as required or elective courses to complete other degrees. Students interested in pursuing a degree at ASU, NAU or UA should meet with chemistry faculty to plan their course of study using transfer information.
What can I do with my studies in geology?
Career options: work as a technician in laboratories, with geophysical surveying firms, in the petroleum industry, with government, and technical service firms.
Academic options: continue studies towards a bachelor of science in geology, geosciences, geological engineering, engineering, or education.