Geology Degrees at LSSU
Geology programs at LSSU are exciting. Our new curriculum, developed with support from National Science Foundation, offers many opportunities for field work, hands-on learning, and close interaction with professors. Over 50% of graduating LSSU geology majors have completed M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at excellent U.S. and Canadian graduate schools and we have a proven record of employment upon graduation.
As examples: 12 LSSU graduates now have financial support and are pursuing graduate degrees in geology. Universities include U. of California , Berkeley ; Kansas University ; Indiana University ; Colorado School of Mines; University of Texas , El Paso ; New Mexico Tech. Representative starting salaries that our students have received include $35,000 in the environmental field, $80,000 in minerals, and $85,000 in energy fuels.
There are a number of degree tracks that are offered by the department. Students can receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology, Environmental Geology, or Secondary Teaching with a Geology emphasis. In addition there are minors available in Geology or Geology Earth Science for Secondary Teaching. The official requirements for the Geology Degree are found on pages 157-160 of the current LSSU Catalog.