Geology degrees provide a solid, interdisciplinary background in the sciences with a foundation in biology, chemistry, physics, and math. Geology allows you to understand earth systems and earth processes. Areas of study include earth material (rock, sediment, soil petroleum), water (oceans, groundwater, water quality), and the atmosphere (climate change, air quality). Geology also includes the study of interrelationships in the modern environment, such as important concerns about how our global environment and climate are changing and how these changes will affect human activities.
Studies and abilities this major develops include: gathering and recording information, analysis of samples and data, critical thinking skills, physical stamina for fieldwork, verbal and written communication skills, and teamwork.