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Geology Program

Students scuba diving in Costa Rica
A student standing on a rock outcrop with crossbedding
Students posing in front of the entrance of Mammoth Cave
A student measuring the strike and dip of a feature
A group photo on a rock outcrop in fall


Geologists: Stewards of Earth's resources and the environment

The geology program at NKU offers a B.S. in Geology and a B.A in Geology as well as a geology minor. Students have opportunities to go on field trips, to conduct research and participate in internships. Students graduating from the program have gone on to careers in geotechnical and environmental fields, to graduate programs around the country, and to work with state and federal government agencies.

Geologists provide essential information for answering questions such as what effects shrinking glaciers will have on the oceans and climate, where we can find new sources of useful earth materials or how we can develop energy resources with minimal environmental impact. Geologists also study the causes of geologic hazards such as earthquakes, floods and landslides and plan how we can avoid or minimize their consequences.

Click here to download our Geology Program brochure.