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B.S. in Geology, Geology

Students in this Geology – Geology major at Colorado State University provides a comprehensive undergraduate education in geology, emphasizing a hands-on and field-oriented approach that is well-suited to professional careers in the energy and mining industries, government agencies, consulting, resource management, and the many other fields that employ geologists.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

The Geology – Geology major at Colorado State University, combined with additional education, provides an excellent science background for other diverse careers, including primary and secondary school teaching, science writing, environmental and resource law, and resource and/or hazards specializations within the construction, insurance, real estate, and securities industries.

The Geology concentration additionally provides a foundational background for graduate education in the geosciences.

Potential Occupations

Many opportunities exist for geology graduates in the private and public sectors within a wide range of societally important and satisfying careers.

Environmental management, energy resources, water resource and management, construction services, mining, power generation, computer software, and many other industries employ geoscientists in exploration, development, production, communications, building, management, and research.

Federal agencies employ geoscientists for resource mapping and assessment, oil-gas-coal-groundwater-geothermal resource evaluation and development, resource and environmental water studies, leasing and conservation, resource restoration and rehabilitation, hazards assessment and mitigation, regulatory activities, national defense, and basic and applied research.



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Mineralogy
  • The Solid Earth
  • Optical Mineralogy
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Writing Arguments
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers