Bachelor of Arts in Geology

​The bachelor of arts (B.A.) is similar to the bachelor of science (B.S.) in geology and is designed to provide students with a foundation in the structure, composition, and geochemical and geophysical processes that take place within and on the surface of the Earth.

​This degree is suited to students who intend to work in the geological or environmental industry. The B.A. degree is intended for students seeking a career in mining, petroleum industry, ​geotechnical and environmental consulting, or related fields, ​as well as teaching in schools. This bachelor of arts program incorporates a short (two credit) summer field camp ​and​ coursework in cognate sciences.

The B.A. differs from B.S. principally in the number and level of non-geology and geology courses that the student is required to take.

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