About the Program
The Bachelor of Science in Geology at Keystone College seeks to provide students with a broad understanding of fundamental Earth processes including Plate Tectonics, natural resource and mineral formation, weathering and erosion, and climate change. This four-year degree combines classroom instruction with extensive training in laboratory and field skills and is intended to prepare a new generation of geoscience professionals to work in a variety of fields.
The program is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the Pennsylvania State Fundamentals of Geology Exam, which allows them to apply for a Professional Geologist (PG) license after 5 years of geologic work experience. This designation as a PG is highly valued throughout the industry as a marker knowledge and skill.
Along with classroom instruction and laboratory analysis, the Geology Program stresses fieldwork as a way to prepare students for the real world challenges that face those entering the workforce in the geosciences.
High Enrollment in Geoscience Programs
Enrollment in geoscience programs in the U.S. remained high in 2012-2013 according to The American Geosciences Institute (AGI). The current enrollment trend likely reflects the strong employment outlook for geosciences. Read the Full AGI Article