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Geology

Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies, Economics, and Sociology
Sattgast Hall 218-755-2920


Faculty

Dr. Tim Kroeger (Coordinator; tkroeger@bemidjistate.edu), Dr. Dragoljub Bilanovic


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.


Preparation

See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.

Recommended High School Courses
Algebra
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Trigonometry

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.

Career Directions

Consultant
Geochemist
Geologist
Geophysicist
Hydrologist
Mineralogist
Paleontologist
Petrologist
Planetary Geologist
Science Writer
Stratigrapher
Teacher
Also: Graduate Study


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