Geology Department


Geology is the study of the earth, including the nature and physical properties of the earth’s composition. Learn more about the processes by which the world has been formed and altered over time, and gain an understanding of how humans have managed the earth’s resources.

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Geology courses at ECC fulfill the physical sciences requirement for the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts degrees. However, a four-year degree in geology will give you a deeper understanding of the earth. Careers include hydrogeology, seismology, geochemistry, jobs in mining, oil, and gas industry, and more. Browse the ECC Career Coach Website for relevant data on wages, employment, and education needed to for a career in geology or another field.

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