Geology - Chemistry

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in the dual geology-chemistry major prepares students to use a combination of geology and chemistry to study the Earth, solve problems related to our environment, and find mineral and energy resources.

Program Offerings at Grand Valley

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. Minors in geology and earth science are also offered. Visit www.gvsu.edu/geology for details.

Coursework

The program consists of coursework in the geosciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Subjects include:

  • Earth history
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographic information systems
  • Instrumental analysis
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Plate tectonics
  • Quantitative analysis

Career Options

A B.S. in geology-chemistry is useful in pursuing graduate school or obtaining an entry level job in:

  • Engineering geology and natural hazards
  • Environmental law and policy
  • Environmental remediation and water resources
  • Federal, state, and local agencies
  • Mineral and energy resource exploration
  • Science writing and museum work

Why Study Geology - Chemistry at Grand Valley?

  • Knowledgeable, accomplished faculty, excellent learning community, and invaluable learning experiences.
  • Students take part in field studies and research where they use their geological knowledge in real world situations.
  • Individually mentored research opportunities are available to our undergraduate students.
  • Our students frequently attend and/or present their work at national, regional, or state professional meetings.
  • The Geology Club organizes events such as on-campus speakers, field experiences, and attendance at conferences.

For More Information

Integrated Science Program
www.gvsu.edu/isci
(616) 331-8585
Admissions Office
www.gvsu.edu/admissions

I like the School of CIS at Grand Valley because of how the classes are small in size and make for a more personal learning environment.

KEVIN LUKE
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MAJOR

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