Geology majors at FLC work in the natural laboratories of the Rocky Mountains and the desert Southwest. You’ll get your hands dusty interpreting the origins of materials. You’ll examine the responsibilities of tapping into natural resources and explore their effects. You can carry your research from field work through publication. And by graduation, you’ll understand the Earth processes that are integral to the political, economic, and social decisions of the future.
Once you graduate, you are qualified to apply to any related graduate program. Earning this degree also leads to careers in such fields as:
For any career, this degree establishes your ability to communicate complex information through written, oral, and electronic media. It demonstrates your skills in field work, information collection, the application and presentation of data, and critical evaluation of methods and results. You will be able to apply the tools, methods, and knowledge from the Geology program to any area focused on interpreting earth processes and systems.
Our graduates have been hired by these organizations:
Our graduates have attended these graduate schools:
“I cannot emphasize enough how important field and lab work are to the learning experience, and how glad I am that Fort Lewis has a program that takes advantage of the incredible geology surrounding Durango. This really ensured that what I learned in the classroom was solidified and made sense, and that I have the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful geologist.”
- Meghan Marsters, Class of 2008