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Geology (GEOL)

Career Options & Highlights

Geology is the study of the origin and evolution of the earth, utilizing the principles of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. The concept of geologic time and the principles of uniformitarianism help geologists to understand the processes that shape the earth and its environments. Geologists study rocks, minerals and fossils in an effort to draw conclusions about both the earth’s observable surface processes that meet the eye, and the earth’s interior. Many of the Folsom Lake College Geology courses satisfy lower division General Education requirements for the A.A., A.S., B.A., and B.S. degrees. Geology majors planning to transfer to four-year institutions should see a counselor.

Career Options
Earth Science Educator
   (middle school through university)
Environmental Engineer
Environmental Planner or Consultant
Geologist (for private industry or the government)
Natural Resource Management
Park Naturalist

Some career options may require more than two years of college study.

-  Lower division course offerings, including a Physical Laboratory, Oceanography and Field Courses, Regional Mining History.
-  Dynamic geologic environment near the Sierra Nevada, San Andreas Fault, Mono Lake, Death Valley, and Central California Coastal areas.

Updated 06/09/15

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