Geology isn’t just learning about rocks; it’s the study of the Earth’s materials and systems, energy resources, mineral deposits, and complex environmental issues. You’ll need a crazy-smart education to tackle those societal challenges and Michigan Tech is just the place to get it. Here you’ll have plenty of lab time to study materials hands-on through a curriculum loaded with geology courses, plus a mixture of physics, chemistry, and mathematics as well.
What You Need to Know About This Program
- You’ll take ten credits of field geology courses to prepare you for real work activities—just one reason why employers feel Michigan Tech graduates are so well prepared.
- Get involved with undergraduate research projects in the areas of glacial process, paleomagnetism, volcanology, oil exploration, mineral exploration, field geology, and more.
- You’ll learn from faculty in our nationally recognized department who emphasize the understanding, utilization, and protection of our Earth.
- Become certified to teach earth science through the secondary teacher certification program.
- You’ll have access to both high-quality computing facilities and extensive outdoor field experiences.
- You’ll use laboratory facilities for independent research in groundwater engineering, seismic prospecting for oil, remote sensing, X-ray diffraction study of minerals... you name it!
- You’ll have opportunities to take field trips to sites of geological—and scenic—interest in the local area.
Many geology majors get involved with the Aqua Terra Tech Enterprise program, a student-run business team focused on hydrological characterization (field and modeling), water supply assessment and system design, and treatability studies.