|Faculty:||College of Arts and Science
|Field of Study:||Geology/Earth Science, General
|Description:||Geology is the study of the Earth, from the highest mountains to the depths of the oceans. This program encompasses study of the atmosphere, the biosphere (plants, animals and soil), the hydrosphere (oceans, rivers, lakes and groundwater) and the interrelated processes that occur between these elements. Geology also examines phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, mountains, shorelines, minerals, gems and global climate change.
Geology has traditionally been divided into physical geology and historical geology. Physical geology concentrates on the materials that compose the Earth and the natural processes that take place to shape its surface. Historical geology focuses on Earth history, from its fiery beginnings to the present. Related areas of study include biology, chemistry, mathematics, physical geography and physics.
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