Geologists out in the field

What's It All About?

If you have ever questioned why landscapes differ, why earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, why the mountains and oceans exist, or why the dinosaurs became extinct, then you have already been introduced to geology. The study of geology is an expression of our curiosity of the world around us. The process of finding the answers to these questions is complex and fascinating; it is what geology is all about! Find out if geology is for you.

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  • Natural synergy with environmental science

    Geology is an especially appropriate concentration for students pursuing an environmental science degree. In addition to taking very specific courses on the environment, such as environmental geology or geohydrology, all of our courses help you learn how the earth "works." Whatever the environmental problems you are interested in, understanding the Earth is a starting point. Even if you never pursue a career as a geoscientist, the skills you learn in geology classes are transferable to a wide range of employment opportunities.

10 Reasons to Major in Geology at UVM

10. You + outdoor adventure = a neat major.
9. Small classes with acclaimed instructors. Not bad.
8. Get to know your friend Earth.
7. Get to know how your friend Earth works.
6. Rocks rule.
5. Go Green: It's UVM's color for a reason.
4. Hands-on science in Vermont.
3. Geologists are cool.
2. Geology majors are cool.
1. UVM Geology majors get jobs.

Do you need ten more? Change your major to Geology!