Bachelor's Degree in Geology

Department of Earth and Space Sciences

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Geology
Hours: 120

Bachelor of Science - Geology

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology will teach you about the solid Earth, in particular the rocks and their minerals and fossils. You'll study and interpret the geological record to search for natural resources like gold, coal, oil, groundwater and rock material used for construction work. This major integrates a range of disciplines from field-based studies to more theoretical aspects of rocks, minerals and their behavior during Earth processes.

Why Study Geology at Lamar?

Geologists are scientific detectives who try to reveal the past and the future of the Earth. If you want to study the dynamics of the Earth we live on, its resources and the most economic and sustainable way to use these resources, you will find the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology at Lamar University rewarding. Our program facilities include the Lamar Geospatial Center, a lab complete with 21 work stations and an extensive collection research software.

Career Paths

Geologists are increasingly in demand to study and evaluate geologic hazards and natural resources such as oil and gas. With the Bachelor of Science in Geology at Lamar University, you may find employment in energy and other resource industries, in Earth system sciences (environmental, atmospheric and oceanographic sciences), in government agencies and in K-12 teaching.

Primary Careers

Educator, lab specialist, researcher

Career Areas

  • Lab specialties
  • Research
  • Education
  • Analysis and consulting

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Schools and universities
  • Laboratories
  • Government agencies
  • Non-profit research groups
  • Environmental companies