Turn the earth into your classroom with the hands-on experiences offered by UND's Geology program.
Much of geology is done outdoors, and most geology classes involve fieldwork that takes students and instructors to spectacular places in our region. Students have recently traveled to Hawaii, the California coast and the National Parks of Utah for fieldwork.
- Program type:
- On Campus or Online
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
Why pursue a Geology degree?
UND's Geology Degree
Gain the skills necessary to launch your career in industry, teaching or government, or pursue advanced study.
Undergrads are eligible for more than a dozen scholarships specifically earmarked for students in the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering.
The four-story, 70,000-square-foot Leonard Hall is specifically designed for geology and geoengineering.
Network, travel and find other opportunities by joining clubs such as the Association of University of North Dakota Geologists or Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the national geoscience honor society.
Access the largest geoscience library in the upper Midwest, which contains 100,000 maps and 50,000 volumes.
Travel to exotic geological formations on 10-day spring break excursions with student clubs.
What can you do with a Geology degree?
Geology Degree Courses
Online Geology Degree
Pursuing a bachelor's in Geology is undoubtedly worthwhile, offering a gateway to diverse career opportunities in both the public and private sectors. Additionally, the analytical and problem-solving skills gained through a geology program are valuable assets that can contribute to success in various fields.
Typically, an online Geology degree takes around four to five years, with the program at the UND specifically designed to be completed in four years, providing a comprehensive and efficient academic experience. But it does depend on the number of credits taken each semester.
An online Geology degree opens doors to various career paths, including roles such as geologist, operations geologist, environmental protection specialist, hydrologist, and more. Graduates can find opportunities in natural resource production, conservation and governmental regulatory agencies, energy exploration, etc., showcasing the versatility of a Geology degree.
Admission requirements same for all undergraduate students at UND. Depending on if you are a new freshman student or a transfer student the requirements will vary slightly, but there are not any extra requirements to choose this major specifically. But you should have a good GPA, be motivated to learn and apply science, and be in good academic standing.
The online Geology program at UND ensures students have the option to receive valuable hands-on experience. Students engage in authentic research projects, write senior theses and collaborate with faculty on global research initiatives, providing practical skills for successful careers in geology. The online degree does require attendance at a geology Field Camp (from UND or other institutions), and there are often field trips or spring trips to diverse locations that online students can join. As for geology labs, there are two required labs that are offered in a condensed one week in person format, but they are also offered online for those that cannot attend in person.
Leaders in Geology
By visiting sites across North Dakota geology students can learn through hands-on experience.