Geology

Program Purpose: Students who complete Geology courses will be able to apply the principles of Earth system science and plate tectonic theory to describe and explain Earth’s materials, landscapes, natural hazards, and dynamic history.

Program Description: This program presents a study of the earth and its physical, chemical and biological forces at work.

Program student learning outcomes and mapping

Geology is the science and study of the solid matter that constitutes the Earth. Encompassing such things as rocks, soil, and gemstones, geology studies the composition, structure, physical properties, history, and the processes that shape Earth's components.