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Courses for a Degree in Geology

In addition to a focus on geology courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Geology Courses:

  • Introduction to Geology
  • Geology Lab
  • Mineralogy and Chemistry of the Earth
  • Mineral Structures and Equilibria Lab
  • The Sedimentology and Surface Processes
  • Field Investigation
  • Petrology + Lab
  • Paleontology + Lab
  • Stratigraphy
  • Intro to Field Geology
  • Structural Geology
  • Geophysics/ Plate Tectonics and Geodynamics
  • (5) Geology Elective Courses

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology