The Bachelor of Science in geology at the University of Mount Union provides students a unique opportunity to study natural and physical characteristics of Earth in relation to meeting the demands of the 21st Century. Through a holistic education that focuses on hands-on learning experiences, students will explore a variety of topics, including the history of the Earth and life, plate tectonics, earth materials, hydrology, sedimentology, natural resources, and environmental issues. Following four years of study, our students emerge ready to carry out a successful and rewarding career in the geosciences.
Geology Major Quick Facts
The geology degree requires 50 credit hours, as well as 32 credits fulfilling the University’s general education program, the Integrative Core.
Students working toward a geology degree can gain real-world experience in and out of the classroom, including:
- Opportunities for internships
- Independent research with peers or faculty
- Field trips in and around northeastern Ohio, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Adirondack Mountains
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment growth of 16 percent is expected in the field through 2022.
Mount Union’s geology program was ranked #6 in Ohio and #12 in the Great Lakes region as a best value in College Factual’s 2018 rankings.