Geology is the study of the Earth as a whole, its processes, materials, history, and effect on life in general.  Rocks, crystals, mountains, earthquakes, volcanoes, rivers, glaciers, landslides, floods, tsunamis, and many other subjects fall into its extensive field of research. 

As a geology graduate from ETSU, you will learn to perform a wide range of important services for our civilization: you will learn to determine the stability of building sites, find abundant supplies of clean water, search for valuable deposits of natural resources such as iron, coal, and oil, and also will try to minimize the threat to communities at risk from geologic hazards.

Geology is highly field-oriented science that amalgamates with laboratory experiments and computer application.  You will have a chance to visit remote places such as volcanic island, deserts, mountains, and beaches. 

Geology is a multi- disciplinary science that includes physics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geography, agriculture, politics, planning and many other subjects.

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For additional information regarding a Geosciences degree., please contact Undergraduate Coordinator Dr. Arpita Nandi.

Dr. Nandi
Dr. Arpita Nandi
Department of Geosciences
East Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 70357
Johnson City, TN 37614
Office: Ross Hall 309
Phone: 423-439-6086
Geology B.S. Course Requirements
Geology Minor Course Requirements