Geology & Geoscience Technology and Management

For students who love the great outdoors.

As part of the Chemistry, Geology and Physics department, the Geology programs at Ashland University offer a unique scientific experience.  When you study the geological sciences at Ashland University, you gain a deep appreciation for our physical world, its tumultuous past and current activity, as well as its precious natural resources.

With the campus situated close to several interesting geological sites and five environmental preserves, you are able to broaden your understanding by field testing theories and examining concepts and processes discussed in class. Classes are capped at just 24 students to allow maximum interaction with your professors who are respected and published scientists.  Both employers and graduate schools prefer graduates with the hands-on, one-on-one experiences that you gain at Ashland University.  That’s why 95 percent of all Ashland Geology major graduates who attend graduate school do so on full-tuition scholarships.

You will enjoy:

  • Participating in research projects with your professors
  • Developing strong writing and research skills that will serve you well in graduate school or in your career
  • Using scientific equipment in our state-of-the-art sample preparation and instrumentation laboratories

An exciting new major blends geoscience and business.

Physical Geology Lab

A gap currently exists in the geoscience industry:  geologists who know little about the business aspects of their profession and people in the business arena who have limited understanding of geology.   A new interdisciplinary major in Geoscience Technology and Management will produce matriculates who can enter the geoscience industry as geologists and/or managers.  Moreover, majors will be sufficiently prepared for entry into advanced educational programs.  Housed in the Department of Chemistry/Geology/Physics, this major was developed in close consultation with the College of Business & Economics as well as several professionals in the geosciences industry (environmental consulting, oil, and natural gas).  The major includes courses in geology, chemistry, math, business, economics and environmental ethics as well as an internship or work experience.  Several geology courses have been newly developed or revised:  Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Economic Geology, Petroleum Geology and Environmental Geochemistry.