At a Glance

Mining • Rocks and Minerals • Oil • Environment • Parks • Education

Geology is the study of the Earth – its physical makeup, history and changes over time as well as the forces that affect it. The study of geology includes the history of the Earth’s formations, our climate and the evolution of life. Some of the career areas in geology are in oil, mining, environment, engineering, planning, state and federal regulation and protection, state geological surveys, parks and education. Since geology deals with the real world and students learn to logically deal with open-ended problems to make decisions, the skills learned transfer to a variety of other career fields as well. At LLCC, geology students can obtain a strong foundation to prepare them for transfer to a four-year college or university.