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Geology Program

GEOLOGY

Geology, encompassing all studies of Earth processes, is one of the cornerstone programs within the Earth Science Department. Geology students “acquire and develop knowledge and skills that equip them to be informed, engaged, and productive global citizens, capable of leading humanity toward a more sustainable future” by recognizing Earth as “the natural and cultural home of human beings, a continually evolving species”.  Geology’s students use geologic tools of observation, measurement, examination and assessment to describe and identify various aspects of the Earth’s landscapes, oceans, and geologic processes, while developing an appreciation and awareness of the enormity of geologic time.

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Currently, there are no degrees or certificates offered in Geology.

CAREER OPTIONS  (This list is not comprehensive)

Geologist    Geochemist  Teacher/College Professor
Petroleum   Seismologist  
Engineering   Hydrologist
Environmental   GIS Specialist
Marine    Oceanographer
Mining    Environmental Consultant 
Groundwater   Paleontologist

FACULTY

FULL-TIME   CONTACT INFORMATION
Richard Robinson   310-434-4731 robinson_richard@smc.edu
     

ADJUNCTS
Konstantin Kremenetski  kremenetski_konstantin@smc.edu
     

PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES

Upon completion of a Geology course:
 
1. Students will be able to use the scientific method to access, analyze, and critically observe their geologic environment.

2. Students will use geologic tools of observation, measurement, examination and assessment to describe and identify various aspects of the Earth’s landscapes, oceans, geologic processes, while developing an appreciation and awareness of the enormity of geologic time.

COURSES OFFERED IN GEOLOGY

Geology 1: Physical Geology
Geology 4: Physical Geology with Lab
Geology 5: Earth History with Lab
Geology 31: Physical Oceanography
Geology 35 (A-Z): Field Studies in Geology

OTHER RESOURCES