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Bachelor of Science in Geology

Bachelor of Science in Geology

University of Delaware

Newark Campus, Newark, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    531-540
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Geology is the study of the physical nature and historical evolution of the solid Earth. Geologists, people who uncover knowledge about the Earth, help us understand such important phenomena as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, the oceans, mountains, metal and mineral deposits, petroleum and other sources of energy, water supplies, climate change, sea-level change, and many more. By understanding the Earth and its past, we can better understand the present and can make predictions about the future of the planet. Geologists are critically important in our efforts to respect and conserve the planet’s resources, and to maintain and preserve a healthy, livable environment. The geology academic program emphasizes sound education in the basic knowledge about the Earth that is common to all geosciences - the Earth’s materials, its surface, its interior, its history, thinking geologically, and reasoning scientifically. Students will be exposed to topics like groundwater pollution and movement; beaches and coastal sediment transport; the affect of microorganisms on earth's environmental chemistry; oil, gas, geothermal and nuclear energy production and environmental protection; ecologically safe waste disposal; and more traditional geological topics in minerals, rocks, fossils and earth history.