Geology Major

Study geology and the world is your laboratory as you explore the Earth’s physical history and relentless change.

geology field work

From fundamental earth science courses to a year-long research experience, geology majors get the knowledge and skills to assume a wide variety of geotechnical positions in the rapidly growing areas of environmental geology and hydrology.

Jobs in geology include such activities as:

  • locating the oil and natural gas that fuel our economy
  • exploring for the minerals and metals used to manufacture high-tech goods
  • monitoring and protecting water quality
  • assessing and cleaning up groundwater resources

Towson geology alumni work in the environmental and petroleum industries, and government agencies in Maryland and across the country.

You can view degree requirements and course descriptions for the geology major in the Undergraduate Catalog.

WHY TOWSON University?

Academic Advantages

  • small classes taught by accomplished faculty who are dedicated teachers and scholars
  • world-class laboratory facilities and equipment
  • internship opportunities and hands-on research experience in the laboratory and field
  • scenic, wooded campus and proximity to important East Coast geological features