Geology and Geography courses provide the scientific foundation for the investigation and understanding of the physical and cultural environments of the Earth and their interactions.
Geography provides the basis for measurement of the physical world, the role of mankind as inhabitant of the dynamic Earth, and the spatial variation of human activity.
Geology provides the basis for investigation and understanding of the Earth itself.
The curriculum of the Department of Geology and Geography is designed to fulfill multiple needs of students in learning about this dynamic environment.
The main purposes are to provide: 1) training for future geoscience professionals; 2) courses that help all students fulfill General Education requirements; and 3) courses for students seeking North Carolina Teacher Licensure in Science and Middle Grades Education. Courses in Geography can be used to meet General Education requirements in Social Sciences. Courses in Geology can be used to meet General Education requirements in Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
We offer a degree in Geoenvironmental Studies. Additionally, students in any major can minor in geology or geography.