Department of Geosciences

Majors, Minors & Certificates

Student inspecting rock formationFort Lewis College offers several degree and certificate options within the Department of Geosciences

Geology Major Options

This major is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to continue their education in graduate school or to work as professional geologists in a variety of settings.

Environmental Geology
This major is designed for students planning to work in the areas of natural resource management and remediation.  It also prepares students for graduate school.



Certificate Program

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate
This 21-25 credit hour certificate program adds a marketable complementary skill to a geoscience major, science major, or many other non-science disciplines.

Geology Minor

To minor in Geology, the student must complete 24 credit hours in the major and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.