Geology is the holistic study of the solid Earth and its interactions with atmosphere,
ocean, and life. Geologists study modern Earth systems as well as reconstruct the
natural history of the planet. A grounding in geology is essential for solving problems
and providing historical context for climate change studies, pollution and waste disposal,
and civil engineering investigations. As an applied science, geology frequently employs
tools and concepts from chemistry, biology, mathematics, and physics. Geologists work
to understand Earth processes, structure, and its evolution, through field work, rock
description, mapping, geophysical techniques, chemical analysis, physical experiments,
and numerical modelling.
The Department of Geology offers degree programs that prepare students for careers
in industry, government, or academia. 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.