FAST FACTS ›
- Our graduates have gone on to work for environmental agencies, energy and water authorities, and oil, gas and other mineral-producing industries.
- Geology majors gain hands-on experience while working closely with professors, other professionals and classmates.
- Geology majors experience fun and educational trips with chances to see natural processes in person.
- You’ll have opportunities to travel to the Bahamas and the western United States for field excursions.
Earth is the only home we have. Thus, we must understand Earth’s natural processes and how they impact our society. Environmental issues, water availability, energy resources, climate change and natural disasters all impact our health, our safety and our economy. Geology studies all of these issues plus traditional topics including rocks, minerals and fossils, which reveal information about Earth’s history and provide the raw materials that our society and technology are built upon. Geologists travel and work at field sites collecting data, and they also work in high-tech laboratories using advanced software and technology. Job opportunities are varied, and growth in earth science fields is projected to be strong in the years ahead. Clemson also offers a minor in geology.