Geology Undergraduate Program

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Become a geologist

Study the science of Earth. Explore its evolution, structure and features. Help protect natural resources and uncover hazards.

Degree options

Want to major in geology? Review the program requirements for the exact courses you need to take.

Use the four-year plan below as a guide for your overall schedule.

Add a related certificate

Certificates give you greater training and skills for your future career. 


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Be adventurous. Make science, nature and the outdoors your job.

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Earn college credit as you explore the geology and terrain of the Southwestern United States.

Why major in geology at Missouri State?

  • Build expertise and skills as you study in the largest geology program in the state. Access a diverse range of research, field experiences and internships.
  • Learn geology in the Ozarks, a region with unique features such as caves, rivers and mountains.
  • Gain a bigger picture of how geography and geology relate, an asset valuable to future employers. Our department offers both programs.

Helping you succeed

Make a smart investment in your future. Access financial aid and friendly support.

Immersive academics

Get ready to meet your next mentor. You'll be prepared, confident and ready for your career.