The Geology Department welcomes all students regardless of their previous academic background.


The Geology major starts with an introduction to the fundamental principles and processes that govern the character of the Earth from its surface environment to its core. Geology 111 surveys these principles and is required of all Geology majors. Geology 111 serves as a prerequisite for most higher-level Geology classes.

For Fall 2018, Geology offers two classes that may be taken by any student:

  • GEOL 109
  • GEOL 111

Students interested in majoring in Geology should take GEOL 111 early in their college career. GEOL 111 serves as a prerequisite for most upper level Geology classes and will be offered again in the Spring semester.