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Students will start off in the basics in physical geology and historical geology, then take upper-level courses in mineralogy, petrology (the study of rocks), structural geology (the study of the deformation of rocks), geomorphology (the study of landforms), paleontology (the study of fossils), stratigraphy (the study of rock layers), and cap their studies off with several weeks in the field at summer field camp.
Our location 70 miles from the Gulf Coast gives easy access to coastal environments and excellent fluvial geology. Upon completion of the B.S. in Geology, students will be ready to enter the workforce or graduate school.
Geology majors have the option to take courses in petroleum geology, well log analysis, micropaleontology, hydrology and others. Students also have the opportunity to take courses in Geographic Information Technology that can lead to certification.
There is one Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees available with this major.
Our geology graduates are currently working as petroleum geologists, environmental geologists and consultants, and geologists for federal and state agencies.
A large number of our alumni have gone on to graduate school, and several of our recent graduates have gotten PhDs and are working in post-doctoral positions at major universities.
Employment of geoscientists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014-2014, faster than the average for all occupations.
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.