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Earth Science for All

Whether your major is in the humanities, social sciences, arts, business or policy, an Earth Science minor can enhance your studies and boost your career.

  • An English major might go on to become a technical writer or editor.
  • An art major might be interested in clay and glaze mineralogy or gemology.
  • Social scientists may wish to study GIS and mapping techniques.
  • Pre-law students could go on to study environmental law.

The most important and rapidly growing fields of science are those that are appearing at the intersections of scientific disciplines. Majors in the other sciences, including Physics, Chemistry and Biology, could all find the skills learned in this minor useful to their future careers.


College Catalog

For more information about courses for the Geology Department, visit the online, searchable College Catalog. In addition to the Undergraduate Catalog, information includes academic department and major information as well as academic regulations and resources; admission standards and requirements; and tuition, fees and financial aid information.

Hands-on Learning

Getting Their Feet Wet: Guilford College Geology [VIDEO]

Getting Their Feet Wet: Guilford College Geology [VIDEO]

Guilford College Geology students learned about pollution by visiting the site of a coal ash spill on the Dan River.

Students interested in the Geology and Earth Sciences major have attained invaluable professional and workplace skills through internships at the following:

  • National Park Service
  • Piedmont Land Conservancy
  • Environmental monitoring companies
  • Sierra Rutile mining company in Sierra Leone
  • Environmental consulting firm in Greensboro
  • Project on fossil gastropods in Florida quarries
  • Paleontology museum in Philadelphia