Whatever your background, Adrian College can provide you with the skills and experience you need to realize your dreams.
We offer an undergraduate program of study that’s small enough to be personal
Pursuing your dream career starts with the next phase of your education. When you enroll in graduate school at Adrian College, you’re beginning more than advanced training in your field; you’re accelerating your professional journey.
Geology is an integrated science encompassing biology, chemistry, and physics as they apply to the workings of the Earth.
This field is becoming increasingly important as society strives to meet the environmental challenges and natural resource limitations of the twenty-first century. Geology majors will develop a strong foundation in geology and cultivate research skills needed to critically evaluate current geologic issues from the scientific, environmental and political perspective as well as the ability to carry on a lifetime of learning. Students will achieve a level of competency that prepares them for jobs in industry or entrance into graduate school. Graduates of the Geology Department are currently working in the petroleum and environmental industries, at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, as park rangers, in environmental education, and as educators in secondary and higher education.
The Geology program encompasses strong field and laboratory components that enhance classroom-learning experiences. In addition to local fieldwork, geology courses include trips to southern Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. This experiential learning allows students to apply principles learned in the classroom to problems in the field. The laboratory component provides an opportunity for creative problem solving and critically evaluating current issues in the geosciences. During the senior year, students undertake independent research in a capstone course which allows for the integration of geologic research with other related math and sciences disciplines.
The mission of the Geology department is to provide a firm foundation for careers related to energy, resource allocation, the environment, or for a career in teaching. The department has computer facilities, an extensive rock, mineral, and fossil collection; GIS capability; microscope lab; and a well-equipped sample preparation lab.
The typical Adrian College student is anything but typical. They possess drive, ambition, initiative, spirit and a bit of moxie.
Courses & Curriculum
Explore a diverse learning experience through our majors and minors at Adrian College. Our undergraduate, graduate and professional programs are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the growth of our students. Through a combination of course offerings, academic rigor and advising, you will find Adrian College offers a foundation for a successful future.
Discover the possibilities within your profession. Find open opportunities in your field and determine what path is best for you and your future. The education obtained at Adrian College is made to fuel your success from here forward.
Learn about professors who instruct you and set expectations that raise the bar. These same professors will push, inspire, and encourage you to reach beyond the walls into a learning opportunity that is completely unique.
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