Geology

Professional Geology Concentration

This program of study prepares students for careers as professional geologists in the fields of engergy, engineering, economic, and environmental geology.  It also prepares students for graduate school.  This program of study requires one introductory geology course, eight fundamental geology courses such as mineralogy, structural geology, and palenontology.  Four geo-environmental courses, such as oceanography, water resources, or geochemistry, and participation in summer geology field camp.  Additionally, nine hours of physics, eight hours of chemistry, and the standard College of Arts and Sciences core courses.  This curriculum is designed to prepare students to pass the Geologist-In-Training ASBOG examination administered by the Mississippi State Board of Professional Geologists.

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Environmental Geoscience Concentration

This program of study prepares students for careers in the fields related to the conservation and management of natural resources as well as remediation of natural and human hazards.  This program of study is intended to expose the student to a broader cross-section of earth science courses than the professional geology concentration.

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Minor in Geosciences, Professional Geology Concentration

A minor in geoscience with the professional geology concetration requires physical and historical geology with labs (GG113 and GG1123) plus 14 additional hours in 2000 or higher level courses for a total of 22 geoscience credit hours.  The environmental geoscience concentration requires that environmental geology (GG 3133) be included in the 22 credit hours.