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Geological Sciences

Geology students seek solutions to environmental issues, search for energy, mineral and water resources, and prevent and predict natural disasters as they explore the Earth – its physical nature, chemical composition, dynamics, origin and evolution.

Degrees and Non-Degrees

Bachelor's Degrees

Master's Degree

Minor (Non-Degree)

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WHY CHOOSE CSUF geological sciences

We believe that field experiences and high-impact research opportunities are paramount to a geological sciences education. Our students travel locally, regionally and globally to conduct research beside faculty experts. These experiences lead to academic publication, conference presentations and networking opportunities.


Our alumni use their experiences to continue their studies in graduate programs or launch successful careers in the field.

Possible career paths:

  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist


For more information about career paths:    Contact Us

  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Research scientist