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Geology Undergraduate Program

Students on a field trip, underground, in a local cave. They are wearing hard hats and using flashlights to see the cave features.

Become a geologist

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


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Careers and outcomes

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

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Geology field camp

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.