2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geology Department

Gayle Gleason, chair
Bowers Hall, Room 144
Email: Chelsea Guy

School of Arts and Sciences

Geology students knee-deep in a stream


David Barclay, Robert Darling, Gayle Gleason, Li Jin, Christopher McRoberts

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Degrees and Minors

Bachelor of Arts in Geology
Bachelor of Science in Geology
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geoscience
Bachelor of Science in Adolescence Education: Earth Science (7-12)
Minor in Geology


Students who major in geology may earn a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science. The major in environmental geoscience provides greater emphasis on interdisciplinary science and environmental issues, while the adolescence education program leads to qualification for initial certification as secondary school teachers of earth science. Depending on the major or concentration, geology graduates choose to either begin master's level graduate studies or find employment as geologists, hydrogeologists or earth science teachers in grades 7-12.

Special Features

  • Opportunities for research
  • Geology Club
  • Internships
  • Fossil, mineral, and rock collections
  • Field trips
  • Brauer Field Station
  • Hoxie Gorge Nature Preserve
  • Field and analytical instrumentation


  1. Degree requirements  listed in this catalog apply to the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: B.A. – 90 credit hours; B.S. – 60 credit hours