Applied Science


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.


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