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Department: Geology

Program Type: Science, Engineering, and Math

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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 understand 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 Fine Arts degrees. However, a four-year degree in geology will give you a deeper understanding of the earth. Careers include hydrogeology, seismology, geochemistry, mining, oil and gas industry jobs, and more. Refer to Career Coach for relevant data on wages, employment, and education needed for a career in geology or another field.

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