Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Science and Kinesiology
Institute: Science & Technology
College: NLC

What is Geology?

Geology is the study of the composition, processes, and history of the Earth. How rocks were formed and what has happened to them since formation. It is also the study of the evolution of life by analyzing plant and animal fossils.

What will I learn?

Students will learn the foundations of geology to include becoming familiar with the terminology and the history behind this science. Students will be prepared to transfer to the university to complete a Bachelor’s Degree.  

What can I do with this course of study?

Students who are interested in geology will often transfer into a bachelor’s degree program to continue their studies as a career as a geologist often requires an advanced degree.  Employment can be found in environmental consulting companies, government agencies, petroleum and mining companies, and higher education.

 What's special about Geology?

Geology courses at NLC explore what the Earth is made of and how it works as a planet, how the landscape forms, and how the Earth has changed throughout its history. Follow your passion in courses that look at the oceans, the atmosphere, the solar system, and the universe that the Earth is a part of. See how Geology impacts every aspect of human life.

study the composition, structure and other physical aspects of the Earth

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