The Bachelor of Science (BS) in geology from Wichita State degree program combines comprehensive training in geology and the natural sciences—preparing you for professional work in industry or government, as well as for graduate study in any field of geoscience or environmental sciences, and for the professional geologist license exam.

Learn how geology is the right fit for you.

Student examining rocks.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Field study gives Shocker students practical experience

Geology students can gain hands-on experience before graduation.

Eighteen undergraduates from the Geology Department spent three weeks in Wyoming as part of Geology Field Camp, an intensive, four-week capstone course in the Bighorn Basin and Yellowstone region. 

Students had the opportunity to combine classroom lessons with field experience in sedimentology, mineralogy and structural geology. They also learned how to map and interpret rocks, which involved critical thinking and communication skills.


The BS in geology requires a minimum of 43 credit hours in geology.

Students who expect to earn the BS in geology within a minimum amount of time (four years as a full-time student) should have completed geometry, trigonometry, two years of algebra, and chemistry in high school.


A degree in geology from Wichita State opens doors to employment in government, private industry and education—and prepares you to pursue advanced degrees in many scientific areas.

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