The University of Akron offers bachelor's of arts and bachelor's of science degrees. Undergraduate students can also participate in Honors College programs in coordination with their geoscience program.
Graduate students can choose from three areas of specialization in geology. Graduate students in the department enjoy a wide range of research opportunities.
Undergraduate majors usually take courses in physical, historical, and structural geology, petrography, paleontology, and mineralogy.
Depending upon your field of interest, additional coursework in a supporting science is encouraged.
Your education extends beyond the classroom to locations across the country. Faculty members and students regularly travel throughout the United States in their scientific investigations
Bachelor's of Science degrees
Bachelor's of Arts degrees
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Department of Geosciences
Crouse Hall 114 (map)
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4101
Areas of graduate research include: hydrogeology, paleoclimate, geomicrobiology, siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentation, geochemistry, environmental geology in addition to the traditional geologic areas of structural geology, petrology, statigraphy and paleontology.
Master of Science (MS) in Geology:
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