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Real World Geology Experience

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Environmental Geosciences: Geology

Offered by: Geography, Geology, and the Environment

Get the exceptional preparation you need for a career as a geologist. In the SRU Geology program you won't just be sitting in the classroom, you'll be learning in the laboratory and field. You'll also have access to a number of exciting career development opportunities-including research, internships, and professional networking.

Why Choose Geology?

If you want a career that combines scientific inquiry with travel and the opportunity to work on real-world problems, the Geology program at Slippery Rock University is an excellent choice for you. There is a lot of demand for professional geologists across industries and SRU's program will give you the knowledge and skills you need to be one of them. Geology is a perfect fit if you have a strong interest in the physical history of the Earth and the changes it continues to undergo.

What Will You Learn?

Through the SRU Geology program, you'll learn how to:

  • Characterize and understand rocks, minerals, and fossils
  • Interpret the distribution, structures, and sequences of rocks in the context of plate tectonics
  • Understand the formation, distribution, and movement of natural resources such as petroleum, natural gas, and water

Careers In Geology

A background in Geology will prepare you for range of career opportunities. Professional geologists are needed today by:

  • Engineering, hydrogeological, and environmental firms
  • Geological surveys
  • Oil, gas, and mining companies
  • State and national parks
  • Museums
  • Conservation agencies
  • Planning commissions
  • Teaching institutions

Clubs & Organizations

  • Geography, Geology, and the Environment Club
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Geoscience Honorary)