Geologists are scientists who study the materials and natural processes of our planet. By studying Geology, you’ll gain a wealth of knowledge about some of the most critical issues of our generation: natural disasters, soil conservation, climate change, water supply, and more. At SPSCC, you’ll enjoy small lectures and labs led by faculty who are passionate about teaching – you’ll have more hands-on experience than in comparable classes at many 4-year schools.

What’s different at SPSCC?

Get a taste of real research. Students have the opportunity to participate in SPSCC’s undergraduate research program, collaborating with local agencies and organizations on important projects that directly impact our community and ecosystem. You will obtain relevant, hands-on experience with real science before the graduate level – an invaluable stepping stone to a future career in the sciences, where employers typically seek real-world experience with the equipment and processes of modern research.

Careers in Geology

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Natural and Applied Sciences