Geology is the study of the Earth, its materials, and its processes. Geology is essential for finding solutions to climate change, natural hazard mitigation, pollution and waste disposal, resource exploration and sustainability, and civil engineering projects.

The Geology Department offers applied degrees and certificates to prepare students for careers in industry, government, and education.

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Dynamic Subject

Earth is our home. Earth is also an active, dynamic planet. The processes that shape and change our planet have economic, anthropologic, and social ramifications.

Geology is the study of the processes that shape the solid Earth through time, and their interaction with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.

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Applied Science

Geology is essential for finding solutions to climate change, natural hazard mitigation, pollution and waste disposal, resource exploration and sustainability, as well as civil engineering investigations.

Geologists work to understand the Earth through field work, rock descriptions, mapping, geophysical techniques, chemical analyses, physical experiments, and numerical modelling.

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Practical Discipline

The Department of Geology offers degrees and certificates 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), a Certificate in Environment and Sustainability, and a Master of Science (MS) degree through the Earth, Environmental and Physical Science (EEPS) Program.

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