Uranium Mines
Career Opportunities

Do you want to major in Geology?

Jump to:
Major Requirements
Transfer Programs
Careers in Geology

Snow College is the place to start!

Our geology department has a great reputation for producing outstanding geology majors.  Snow College graduates are very successful after transferring to four year programs, often at the top of their class.  Why?    Because our program is rigorous; our classes are small; students get field experience from the beginning.    On this page you may find out what is required of geology majors at Snow College and what you can expect after you leave.


REQUIREMENTS FOR GEOLOGY MAJORS:

Below is a list of courses required of all geology majors beyond the Snow College GE requirements.   Some differences exist depending on the university you plan to transfer to, your background in math and science, and the specific area of geology you wish to pursue.

Geology Courses:
  • GEO 1110, 1115 - Physical Geology
  • GEO 1220, 1225 - Historical Geology
    Prerequisite:
    • GEO 1110, 1115

  • GEO 2500 - Geology Field Studies
Chemistry Courses:
  • CHEM 1210, 1215 - Principles of Chemistry
    Prerequisites:
    • MATH 1050-College Algebra
    • High School Chemistry

  • CHEM 1220, 1225 - Principles of Chemistry
    Prerequisites:
    • CHEM 1210, 1215
Physics Courses:
  • PHYS 2210, 2215 - University Physics I
    Prerequisites:
    • MATH 1210, 1220-Calculus
    • High School Physics

  • PHYS 2220, 2225 - Univeristy Physics II
    Prerequisites:
    • PHYS 2210, 2215
Math Courses:
  • MATH 1210 - Calculus I
    Prerequisites:
    • MATH 1050-College Algebra
    • MATH1060 Trigonometry

  • MATH 1220 - Calculus II
    Prerequisites:
    • MATH 1220

OTHER SUGGESTED COURSES:

Geology Courses:

  • GEO 1060 - Environmental Geology
  • GEO 1080 - Oceanography
  • GEO 1050 - Geology of the National Parks

IT IS IMPORTANT TO SEE YOUR GEOLOGY ADVISOR Renee Mauche Faatz EARLY AND OFTEN to plan a schedule tailored to your background and your goals as a geology major.  Feel free to contact her at (435)  283-7519 or by e-mail: renee.faatz@snow.edu

For more information on specific geology courses go to the Geology Courses Page or double click on courses above.


Jump to: Major Requirements- Transfer Programs- Careers in Geology

TRANSFER PROGRAMS FOR GEOLOGY MAJORS:

Where would you like to transfer to after Snow?      Check out the geology program you will transfer to:

  • UofU Geology Department
  • UVU Geology Department
  • SUU Geology Department
  • USU Geology Department
  • Weber St. Geology Department
  • BYU Geology Department

  • Jump to: Major Requirements- Transfer Programs- Careers in Geology

    CAREERS IN GEOLOGY

    Do you want to know more about what geologists do?

    Check out this site: Careers in Geology


    Jump to: Major Requirements- Transfer Programs- Careers in Geology

    If you are not sure about a major in geology or need more information  contact:
    Renee Mauche Faatz  at  (435)  283-7519 or by e-mail  renee.faatz@snow.edu