Geology

Part of the Department of Natural Sciences, Castleton's geology major is a comprehensive program designed for preparation for graduate school or a career in geology, or secondary education. A B.S. in Geology encompasses elements from classroom lessons, laboratory experiments and field work observations.

As a student in the geology program you will be subjected to lessons that provide you with practical skills and gain valuable field experiences. Additionally, you will develop knowledge and understanding of geologic concepts, gain intellectual skills, and understand the issues and involvement of geology in a modern society.

In collaboration with a diverse and knowledgeable faculty you will have the opportunity to experience various course field trips as well as partake in programs in exotic places such as the Virgin Islands and the Mojave Desert. Faculty often involve students in their own professional research projects, as well as provide them with various internship and independent study opportunities to deepen their understanding of their discipline and prepare for post-graduate life.