Geology is the study of the materials, processes and history of the earth including rocks and minerals, resources, landforms and the biotic and abiotic history of the planet. Geology is a science conducted in the classroom, the laboratory and the field.
The geology program has three major functions:
To prepare environmental sciences majors with a concentration in geoscience for entrance into graduate schools in environmental science, geology or law;
To provide courses in geology for general education requirements and middle school teacher certification, and