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California State University, East Bay
Geology B.S.

Geology is the study of the earth and of life and the natural processes occurring in or on the earth through time. Along with studying the impacts of human activities on the environment, students can learn about the causes of earth processes such as earthquakes, volcanoes, the formation of mountains, the effect of erosion and deposition, and the formation of rocks and minerals and their uses. Coursework combined with observations on field trips provide CSU, East Bay students with an understanding of natural processes and the human impact on the environment.

The undergraduate degree programs consist of required courses plus electives designed to meet the needs of students with objectives ranging from employment at the Bachelor's degree level, through preparation for a secondary school teaching credential, to graduate study in Geology. A B.S. major in Geology is the primary, professional program in Geology, and serves as preparation for employment in the field, usually on a technical level; those wishing to do independent geological work should plan on graduate study. (Note: Transfer from the B.A. to the B.S. program or vice versa can be accomplished.)


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