The Bachelor of Arts in Geology provides a foundation in geology for students who are not planning a career as a geologist. This program provides a basis for science-related careers, such as environmental law, pre-college teaching, science journalism, and resource management and marketing. Graduates will supplement their curriculum in geology with a minor designed around their career goals. The minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in one discipline, to be chosen in consultation with an advisor.
The BA program has less rigorous mathematics and physics requirements and less comprehensive geology requirements than the BS in Geology; therefore, the BS is the more appropriate option for students considering graduate study in geology.