Explore our geology programs
Geology is a study of the physical, biological, and chemical aspects of the Earth. Our students are trained to work as professional geologists in the oil, mining, and environmental industries, as well as in local and state government agencies. Our curriculum is designed to match the skills tested by the Geologist-In-Training ASBOG examination administered by the Mississippi State Board of Professional Geologists. Our Geology graduates perform above the national average for the ASBOG licensing exam.
This scanning electron photomicrograph shows the progression of crystal formation of the mineral aragonite in an Italian hot spring. The field of view for this photograph is approximately 3.5 microns long and was taken by alumnae Maggie Corley Rider as part of her thesis research. The image was colorized by Maggie George. This image was featured in 2013 “The Art of Physics" exhibit among other artworks by university faculty and staff from various departments, including physics and astronomy, geosciences, and engineering.