Welcome > Undergraduate Programs > Geology (GEOL)
Students in Stockton’s Geology program can earn either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Both degree options are based around a curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation in the traditional sub-disciplines of geology. These include courses in mineralogy, petrology, field methods, structural geology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy. As part of their elective courses, students are encouraged to either delve more deeply into those traditional fields or to engage in interdisciplinary subjects such as geophysics, geomorphology, environmental geology, coastal processes, hydrology, and soils. Geology students may also develop a concentration in hydrogeology. Flexibility within a traditional framework is a main characteristic of the Geology degree. Geology majors become experienced with all aspects of the Earth from the surface environment to the interior parts of the deep Earth.
The Geology curriculum stresses field experience, independent study projects, and internships. A key aspect of all geology classes is the engagement of students with the world around them through field work. There is no better laboratory for the geosciences than the outdoors! These encourage students to develop initiative and professionalism while they provide practical experience and enhance the students’ understanding of local geology, the region and the world.
Opportunities for research also occur within the program through collaboration with the faculty members, and students are strongly encouraged to participate in research as an independent study. Current and previous research projects are taking place in the Florida Keys, Mount St. Helens (WA), Utah, the Adirondacks (NY), and at various locations in New Jersey. These projects exemplify a variety of different topics within geology including: sedimentology, stratigraphy, metamorphic petrology, volcanology, paleomagnetism, aqueous geochemistry, and structural geology. Research projects engage students in the most relevant techniques, instrumentation, and ideas to enhance their educational experience.
The tabs in the menu to the left provide more information about the academic requirements, courses, faculty research opportunities, career information, and links about the geosciences.
For Additional information contact:
Michael Hozik, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology
Geology Program Coordinator