3 geology students on a rock ledgeThe geology major at CMU emphasizes mastery of the basics required for success as a geoscientist. You’ll acquire a strong foundation of geologic knowledge and skills related to observation, field and laboratory projects, critical thinking, computer use, and technical writing. CMU’s comprehensive course of study in the geology major also serves as excellent preparation for graduate school.​

Graduates of the geology program at CMU will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities such as an elementary or secondary teacher, engineering geologist, environmental scientist, geochemist, hydrologist, mineralogist, museum scientist, or science policy adviser.