Geology studies our planet and all the different processes that shape the natural world around us. In the Geology program, you’ll learn about natural resources, such as energy, materials and water needed to sustain our society, about natural hazards - for example, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and floods, about the origin and evolution of life, oceans and mountains, and much more. As a geology major at CMU, you will master geologic knowledge, competencies, and skills that will help you succeed in your chosen geoscience career. Ample opportunities for team-based field and laboratory projects, critical thinking, computer applications, and technical communication (written, oral, and virtual) will help you become a modern professional geoscientist. You will receive individualized, one-on-one mentoring, and you can conduct your own research projects and present your scientific discoveries at leading geoscience conferences.