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Choosing to major in geology is a commitment to addressing pressing environmental challenges and managing natural resource limitations in the 21st century. Geology is increasingly crucial, and by pursuing this major, you position yourself at the forefront of efforts to create a sustainable future.

The geology program at Adrian College offers a dynamic learning environment that extends beyond traditional classroom instruction. Students engage in hands-on experiences, frequently participating in fieldwork in locations such as southern Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. This practical approach ensures that students can apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios, solving geological puzzles and uncovering geologic mysteries akin to scientists on an expedition.

By the time students reach their senior year, they are prepared to take charge of their careers through a capstone project tailored to their specific interests. This culminating course integrates knowledge from various disciplines studied at Adrian College, including mathematics, biology, and chemistry, allowing students to conduct in-depth geologic research.

The success of Adrian College geology alumni highlights the program's effectiveness. Graduates have made significant contributions in sectors such as petroleum, environmental conservation, and education. Notable alumni include:

  • Michael Micallef (Class of 2014): Obtained a Master's degree from the University of Denver and is currently a geologist and GIS specialist at Gannett Fleming in Michigan.
  • Luke Taylor (Class of 2018): Employed as a geologist at Cascade Drilling and Technical Services in Flint, Michigan.
  • Madison Boettcher (Class of 2021): Working as an Environmental Protection Specialist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Majoring in geology at Adrian College means joining a community dedicated to addressing critical global issues. It is an opportunity to embark on a path where academic learning translates into tangible, positive change in the world.

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