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Geology, Academic Concentration

Geology, Professional Concentration

Degree Options

  • B.S. in Geology, Academic Concentration
  • B.S. in Geology, Professional Concentration 
  • Minor in Earth Science/Teaching
  • Minor in Geography
  • Minor in Geology

Who Would be Interested in Geology?

Students who are interested in:

  • Finding solutions to our nation’s energy and resource needs
  • The environment and water quality issues
  • Predicting and protecting citizens from natural disasters such as volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, and floods
  • Being and working outdoors

Why Geology?

  • Opportunities for student-centered research, high-quality faculty mentoring, and professional development in geosciences
  • State-of-the-art facilities, computing facilities, and equipment/instrumentation prepare graduates for top jobs in field
  • Opportunities to research and study throughout the United States and abroad
  • Emphasis on the application of GIS and remote sensing to solve geologic problems
  • Curriculum designed to prepare graduates for professional certification

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

Students may select Geology upon applying to the university.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Environmental Laboratory Technician, Aquatic Resources Management
  • Senior Analyst, Quantum Spatial
  • Field Technician, Solid Ground Consulting Engineers, PLLC
  • Geologist, Summit Engineering, Inc.
  • Scientist I, PS&S Civil Engineering
  • Geologist I, Kentucky Division of Water

How Do I Get More Information?

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

  • Booth Scholarship
  • Clarence H. Gifford Scholarship
  • Marathon Scholarship