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Geological Sciences

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School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences

Conduct research and think critically about questions involving the Earth

What You'll Study

The purpose of the undergraduate program in Geological Sciences is to provide students with (1) a broad background in the fundamentals of the Earth sciences and (2) the quantitative, analytical, and communications skills necessary to conduct research and think critically about questions involving the Earth. The major provides excellent preparation for graduate school and careers in geological and environmental consulting, land use and planning, law, teaching, and other professions in which an understanding of the Earth and a background in science are important.

Degrees Offered

  • BS
  • Minor
  • Honors
  • Coterm

More Information

Learn more about Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Stanford Bulletin

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