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Undergraduate students conducting zircon separation with Erin Lathrop

Undergraduate Degrees and Futures

To learn more about our programs, careers, and being a Geology major, contact one of our advising team.

Degree Options:


Geology is a major for students who:

Students in the field examining the Grand Tetons from afar

Love being outdoors

Geology students regularly complete fieldwork in their classes.

Students from USU Blanding exploring the Tony Grove lake basin with Geologists Carol Dehler and Joel Pederson

Want to learn about their surroundings

Geology students graduating from our program are experts in Cache Valley and Utah geology

Geologists Al Ketbi and Tammy Rittenour in Geology research laboratory

Are interested in helping discover, manage, and conserve natural resources

Our program focuses on sustainability and safe management of resources.

Geologist James Evans with students on field trip in Southern Utah

Enjoy thinking at grand scales and beyond the scope of human histories

"Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice."
- Will Durant

Geology majors study:

Geologist Carol Dehler with students in Green Canyon, North Logan, Utah

Earth's minerals, rocks and the rock record

Geology Research Emphases

USU Geology Student Alex Short obtaining a sample in the field

Water, landscapes, earthquakes and other hazards, ancient life, paleoclimate, and more!

Geology Research Emphases

Geologist Alexis Ault with students in the Luminesence lab at USU

How to apply physics, chemistry, biology, and computation to answer questions about our planet

Geology Research Emphases

Geology graduates get jobs in:

Petroleum, mineral, and geothermal exploration and development

Geocareers in Industry

Water resources and environmental engineering

GeoCareers Home

Secondary and higher education teachers

Geology Career Blog

Land management and research agencies in government

Geocareers in Government