Selkirk College offers a great start to an undergraduate degree in geology.
After completing your first year at Selkirk, you can go on to most universities and continue into the second year of a geology degree program.
If science isn’t your passion, but you need science credit for another program or degree, geology is a great option for students coming from a wide variety of backgrounds. Geology provides an integrated perspective because it is a synthesis of chemistry, physics, geography, biology and mathematics.
Who Should Study Geology?
Students who enjoy the outdoors and would like to gain an understanding of the processes that create the landscapes around us will be enriched by studying geology. Some students study geology in order to access a career in geology, whereas others choose to include geology as a part of their studies in another field or as a science elective. Many students wishing to be teachers see the value in studying geology as it is an exciting and tangible science that can be shared with students in elementary and high school.
By taking GEOL 132 and GEOL 142 along with first year physics, chemistry, math and English, you will be well prepared to enter the second year of a geology program at most degree granting institutions.
A geology degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to begin an exciting career in the earth sciences. Along with a comprehensive understanding of geology, at the end of your degree you will also have experience in research, data acquisition and analysis, critical thinking, technical report writing and field work.