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Geology Department

Geology is the study of the earth’s materials, its surface and internal processes, and its history.

Geology majors learn to identify and interpret minerals, rocks and fossils. They study the modern processes that act on the earth. They learn to use a variety of maps and aerial photographs to interpret both modern processes and geologic history. Geology majors also spend a great deal of time in the outdoors learning to interpret geology in the field. Field trips are an important aspect of the major experience at Snow College.

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