The Geology department at Mount Holyoke participates in the Five College Geology Program to offer symposiums, field trips, and courses.
The geology major provides students with an understanding of Earth processes, properties, and history, to the evolution of life, and to the interactions between human beings and various environments. In illuminating the dynamic processes that shape our planet, geology includes the study of a wide range of areas, including energy and climate change; water availability and population growth; waste treatment and disposal; sustainable land use; and the interaction of the ocean and the atmosphere. For detailed information on requirements for the major and minor, see the Geology chapter of the course catalog.
The environmental studies department also offers geoscience concentration within the environmental studies major.