Geology is the holistic study of the solid Earth, atmosphere, ocean, other planets,
and the fossil record of life. A grounding in geology is essential for solving problems
of global climate change, pollution and waste disposal, and civil engineering investigations.
As an applied science, geology frequently employs tools and concepts from mathematics,
chemistry, biology, physics, cartography, GIS, and remote sensing.
The Department of Geology offers degree programs that prepare students for careers
in industry, government, or academia. The geology program at Wichita State offers
a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS) and a Master of Science (MS) degree
through the Earth, Environmental and Physical Science (EEPS) Program.