Geology, B.S.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Science in Geology is available at the following locations:

About this Program

Students pursuing a degree in geology gain a better understanding of earth’s natural structures, as well as premium marketability in some of the most lucrative professional fields, like petroleum engineering, natural gas, water treatment, and geological survey.

This program includes long-distance travel and extended field-learning opportunities as well as day trips meant to immerse students in exploration of the region’s most fascinating geological locations.

Students conduct research and present findings at regional conferences, as well as increase their involvement through networking and geological societies. Students in the geology program have access to industry standard geological software and field equipment.

While pursuing a bachelor of geology, students will study physical, historical, structural, and field geology, as well as mineralogy and petrology.  These courses, along with courses in math and chemistry make up the 38 hours of major coursework needed for graduation. A 2.0 GPA or higher is required within the major.

Requirements

A Bachelor of Science degree in Geology requires 124 course hours. The major requires 38 hours, of which 26 hours are upper level.

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Faculty

The School of Math & Science has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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Organizations

  • TAS -- Texas Academy of Science
  • Promotes research and scholarly activities among students.
  • Hosts an annual statewide meeting for active, university chapters.
  • Encourages conservation and wildlife preservation through partnerships with local agencies.
  • WBUGS – Wayland Baptist University Geological Society
  • Promotes awareness of geological sciences.
  • Offers service projects and field trips to deepen student’s personal knowledge of the environment and the community.

Careers

  • Geologist
  • Geology teacher
  • Geological and petroleum technical
  • Hydrologist

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