Geology is the study of the materials, processes, and evolutionary development of the Earth. Geologic understanding of the Earth is obtained by geoscientists working in a range of disciplines. Examples of the areas of study are: Mineralogy - the study of Earth's naturally occurring minerals; Petrology - the study of rocks; Paleontology - the study of the history of life on Earth; Seismology - the study of Earthquakes; Volcanology - the study of volcanoes; Environmental Geology - the study of the interactions between humans and the geologic world; and Petroleum Geology - the study of fossil fuel resources and their development.

The geology courses offered will serve students interested in pursuing geology as a major, as well as general students taking the courses to fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement for graduation with an AA or AS degree.

Chris Sorensen

Phone: (509) 394-6400