Geology is the comprehensive study of the solid Earth, atmosphere, ocean, other planets, and the fossil record of life. A grounding in geology is seen as essential for those concerned with care of the environment and assessment of natural hazards, as well as for those involved with utilising Earth's resources. Solutions to problems of pollution and waste disposal, to major civil engineering problems such as those encountered at dam sites, and to the causes and effects of global climate change, must all be sought in the framework of geology. The study of geology frequently employs tools, concepts, and theories from mathematics and the other natural sciences, including chemistry, biology, and physics.
The Department of Geology offers degree programs that prepare students with the scientific knowledge for geologic careers in industry, government, or academia. Students are trained in sustainable approaches to energy, water and mineral resource exploration and management.
The geology program at Wichita State offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS) and a Master of Science (MS) degree through the Earth, Environmental and Physical Science (EEPS) Program. The department also offers a minor in geology and courses designed to fulfill general education requirements in the natural sciences. For more information about our degree programs please see the following pages:
- Bachelor of Science (BS) in Geology
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Geology
- MS in Earth, Environmental and Physical Sciences