Turn the earth into your classroom with the hands-on experiences offered by UND's Geology program.
Geologists take the best from other sciences and apply it to the study of Earth. They investigate Earth materials, the properties and structures of those materials, Earth processes and evolution, the history of our planet, and natural hazards and related phenomena. The metals that go into our electronics. The energy that powers our society. The fundamental answers about the nature of our planet itself. Geologists are responsible for helping find each of these things, as well as answers about the fundamental forces that made our planet.
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- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
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Why Study Geology at UND?
Our students enjoy excellent and dedicated faculty, small classes, and are provided
many opportunities for hands-on experiences, including a five-week field camp.
Much of geology is done outdoors, and most of our classes involve field work that takes students and instructors to spectacular places in our region.
10-day spring trips provide opportunities to study geology in farther away places.
Recent trips have gone to the warm southwest, to Hawaii, and to Belize.
Our faculty interests span the globe, and students have the opportunity to join faculty in research projects, including, most recently, projects in Antarctica.
All students compete authentic research projects and write a senior thesis, so they develop the skills need for successful careers after college.