Earth Science/Geology

The Geological Sciences Program enables students to study and understand processes that have shaped the earth and the solar system over the last 4.6 billion years.

Students will learn about both the internal and surface processes acting on the earth, including the forces behind plate tectonics and its surface manifestations, earthquakes and volcanoes. Students will take advantage of new and developing technologies such as the use of global positioning systems and geographic information systems in the mapping of geologic, soil, water and other environmental features.

Geological Sciences Program Chair: Dr. Kent Murray
Concentration Advisors: Dr. Kent Murray and Dr. Jacob Napieralski

Degree Requirements

The Concentration

All earth science students complete a core of natural science and mathematics courses followed by specialization in either geology or astronomy. An individualized specialization is also available for students who desire to combine coursework from both areas.

Visit the Geological Sciences webpage for information about the major.

Learn more about the Geology minor.

COVID-19 Update

Our laboratories will offer a combination of virtual experience, simulation and demonstration to provide as close to a true laboratory experience as possible.

Students taking Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Geology can expect a rigorous curriculum that will provide both lecture and laboratory experience yet maintain social distancing.

Internship, Co-op, and Research Opportunities

All earth science concentrators must complete either three credit hours of research under the guidance of a faculty member or an internship experience.

Student Organizations

Earth Science/Geology students are welcome to join Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA). They may also be interested in other clubs and organizations in Natural Sciences, throughout CASL, and across campus.

Department of Natural Sciences

114 - Science Faculty Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-593-5277
Fax: 313-593-4937