Catalog Home | Geology Course
- Center for Environmental, Earth, and Space Studies
- College of Social and Natural Sciences
- Sattgast Hall 218-755-2910
Dr. Tim Kroeger (Coordinator; email@example.com), Dr. Dragoljub Bilanovic,
Mr. Jason Dahl
Area of Study
Geology is the study of the rocks and minerals that make up earth and the physical
and biological processes that shape earth, both at and below the surface. These
processes include plate tectonics, volcanism, earthquakes, mountain building,
and erosion. Traditionally, geologists have been concerned with industrial application
of their skills in such areas as the search for oil and minerals. Today, geologists
find that their insight and assistance is also valued in rapidly expanding fields
such as geography, environmental studies, engineering, and hydrogeology and in
such diverse fields as paleontology and oceanography.
The minor in Geology, coupled with a strong science major, is
valuable as preparation for graduate study in geology and related
areas. A graduate degree is usually required for career advancement
beyond entry-level positions.
See Section II, Enrollment
for required high school preparation.
Recommended High School Courses
Second Majors and Minors
Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the
option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or
complement their major.
- Planetary Geologist
- Science Writer
- Also: Graduate Study
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