Gregory D. Hoke, Chair
204 Heroy Geology Laboratory
Suzanne Baldwin, Tripti Bhattacharya, Melissa Chipman, Daniel Curewitz, Paul Fitzgerald, Gregory Hoke, Linda Ivany, Christopher Junium, Jeffrey Karson, Christa Kelleher, Laura Lautz, Zunli Lu, Robert Moucha, Cathryn Newton, Scott Samson, Christopher Scholz, Jay Thomas, Sam Tuttle, Tao Wen
The study of geology provides insights into some of humanity’s deepest questions. How was the planet Earth, our lifeboat in space, formed? What are the processes that have shaped the Earth - its surface and internal structure? How has life, of which humanity is a part, evolved? Why are there earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain chains, continents, and deep oceans? How has the surface and climate of the Earth changed through time? The study of geology is made up of interdisciplinary fields in the Earth sciences that draw on fundamental knowledge in physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics and provides a basis for understanding natural hazards, climate variability and global change, and exploring for the energy, water and mineral resources upon which society depends. The BS in geology offers a solid foundation for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees in the Earth sciences and/or careers as research scientists in public, corporate, or academic settings.