Geology is the science of the Earth and Earth-like planets, focusing on the investigation and understanding of natural processes within and on the planet, and the materials, structure, and history of the planet.

About the Major

The General Geology major is for those students interested in geology as a course of study, but who do not intend to become professional geologists. The general geology major provides a strong base for subsequent study of fields such as law, economics, or environmental policy. In combination with courses in the social sciences, the general major is excellent preparation for careers in a wide variety of areas, such as environmental law, or legal, financial, or administrative positions in the mineral resource, energy, and environmental industries.


Graduate Outcomes

Andrew Rossi '13

Andrew is a Paleotechnician and Hill Manager at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, WY.

Department Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3615
F 740-368-3999

Department Contact

Chair: Bart Martin

Secretary: Kathy Boger
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 201