With a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Minor in Geology to choose from, students can study geology in depth or pair it with another field of their choice. In addition to coursework in geology and related sciences, the Geological Sciences Program emphasizes learning outside the classroom through fieldwork and research projects. The undergraduate program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of career opportunities or for further academic training in graduate school.
"The Geology Program provided me with hands-on experience and helped develop my research interests. I participated in a mapping project in southwestern Virginia that introduced me to geochemical analysis and age-dating techniques, and I completed a geophysical research project, the results of which I presented at a national conference."