Become an Earth Expert
Geology is the science of the earth's composition, structure, origin, and evolution. You’ll learn to investigate the effects of human influence upon the earth and provide the basic information needed to solve problems and establish policies for resource management, environmental protection, and public health, safety, and welfare.
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Curriculum and Courses
The courses you choose will open up a wealth of career opportunities — not lock you into one occupation. You’ll extend your education way beyond the classroom to every area of your life.
- GLG 111 The Dynamic Earth
- GLG 204 Survival on an Evolving Planet
- GLG 301 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
- GLG 356 Mineralogy
- GLG 411A Field Geology (summer only)
About 50 percent of our graduates obtain immediate employment in earth science disciplines. A bachelor's degree can provide the background to obtain support or assistant positions as a geologist in government agencies or consulting companies as well as the laboratory or field programs of mining and petroleum corporations and state or national geological surveys.
Facts and Stats
Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.
First-to-second year retention
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Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate
The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac
of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019
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Jordan is researching how old mine waste in a Nevada town impacts Earth today and how to protect citizens from harmful exposure. "I can build on the lab skills I learned and help solve an issue that affects real people."
Jordan Vest '20
Geology, Environmental Science
Speaking with a Miami geology professor in high school was the moment I knew Miami was where I was meant to be. The professors are committed to helping students succeed while providing them with so many research opportunities and experiences that will prepare them for the future.
Ruthy Rutherford '22
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