The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in geology prepares students for careers in the geosciences, including environmental consulting, water resources, engineering geology, natural hazards mitigation, and mineral or energy resources.
We provide a broad and rigorous curriculum, including field, laboratory, classroom, and research experiences to best prepare our majors for a broad range of geoscience-related career opportunities. A minor is also offered. Visit www.gvsu.edu/geology for details.
The program consists of coursework in the geosciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and an approved summer field course. Some of the subjects in the curriculum are:
While many graduates of the geology program pursue graduate degrees, a B.S. in geology is useful in obtaining a job in:
In addition to knowledgeable, accomplished faculty, the geology department provides an excellent learning community and invaluable learning experiences outside the classroom.
“Grand Valley is very student-oriented in everything from lectures to labs to advising, so I get to know almost every student I have. I feel like I make a connection to students.”
“We are interested in developing you as an individual, both as a scientist and as a productive and informed citizen. We mentor you and continue to care about you and your career after you leave Grand Valley.”