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GVSU student doing research in a ravine. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Geology, B.S.

Geoscientists study and assess global and local earth systems and contribute to prediction of future trends. They solve environmental issues, locate water, mineral and energy resources, and predict and help mitigate natural hazards and disasters.

Alumni Working in Their Field

72% of GVSU geology alumni work in their field.

Michigan Job Growth

Geology opportunities are projected to grow 9% in Michigan by 2025.

National Job Growth

Geology opportunities are projected to grow 6% in the U.S. by 2025.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The curriculum develops the whole student through rigorous, project-based activities that include field, laboratory, classroom, and research experiences to best prepare students for a broad range of geoscience-related career opportunities. The program offers a Bachelor of Science in geology with either an environmental emphasis or a traditional geology degree, as well as a geology minor.

Why Study Geology at Grand Valley?

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Program Details