Geology and Geography
Geology and Geography

Geology and Geography

New in Fall 2016: an interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability and a Geospatial Technologies Certificate

The Department of Geology of Geography is home to faculty focusing on topics including the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. This breadth of focus is mirrored in the Geo-Environmental Studies major which provides students with the option of undertaking either the Geoscience Track or Geography Track. The common focus in the major is the investigation and understanding of the physical and human environments of the Earth.

Students on field trip to Arches National Park

Geology provides the basis for the geoscience track with an emphasis on the natural sciences and the study of the Earth itself.

Geography affords students the opportunity to study the interactions between humans and the environment through the study of spatial variation

In addition to the Geo-Environmental Studies major, the department is home to minors in Geology, Geography, and Sustainability, as well as a Geospatial Technologies Certificate. Each of these allows students from majors across campus to gain an additional specialization in one of these areas in order to bolster their knowledge as well as their job prospects.

If you have any questions about the Geo-Environmental Studies major, one of our minors, or the certificate, please visit us in Old Main or contact one of our faculty.