Selecting Courses

The department offers courses on a wide range of topics, among them physical and environmental geology, field geology, the history of the earth and its climates and surface processes, rocks and minerals, oceanography, groundwater, and paleontology.

Majors may also consider taking other geology courses in the Five Colleges.

For First Year Students

First-year students are encouraged to enroll in any of the following courses:

  • Geology 100f  Physical Geology
  • Geology 101s  Environmental Geology
  • Geology 102f  History of Life
  • Geology 103s  Oceanography
  • FYSEM 110f Emergence of Animals (first-year seminar)
  • Geology 108f Precious Drops: The Geology of Fossil Fuels and Groundwater

First-year students may also consider enrolling in:

  • Chemistry 101f  General Chemistry I
  • Mathematics 101fs  Calculus I

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