Geological Sciences at Salem State is a learning community of faculty, students, and staff engaged in the teaching and application of knowledge in every major area of the geological sciences. We offer over 25 courses, including spring and summer field courses in Nevada and Montana. An undergraduate degree in geological sciences is an excellent springboard for pursuing other graduate disciplines, such as environmental law, forensic science, archeology, land use planning, coastal zone management and more.
Why Study Geology at Salem State?
Small classes, usually <12 in upper level classes
Wide range of undergraduate concentrations
Friendly, accessible faculty
Excellent employment and graduate school opportunities
Many class related field trips
Undergraduate research mentored by faculty
Chance to work and learn outdoors
Learn using state of the art equipment and technology
Become part of a small close-knit group and make life-long friends
Become knowledgeable and effective stewards of our natural environment
The concentrations in the BS in geological sciences are designed to prepare students for careers in public policy, environmental geology, teaching grades K-12, hydrogeology, coastal zone management, watershed management, environmental mapping, mineral exploration, site assessment, geological oceanography, or to prepare students for law school or graduate work in geology.