Field Geology


Are you interested in geology-related careers, internships or graduate school opportunities? Enhance your prospects with this program that emphasizes necessary field-based geologic skills.



Program Description

The certificate program in field geology prepares undergraduate students with the core knowledge base and field experience to identify, describe, collect and interpret a variety of types of geological field data.

A strong field-based background is required for many entry-level jobs in resource mining, geotechnical and environmental consulting companies and is a strong asset for acceptance into many graduate research programs in the earth sciences.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No





Program Requirements

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Additional enrollment requirements include completion of the following courses or their equivalencies with a "C" or better (scale is 4.00 = "A"):

GLG 101 Introduction to Geology I (Physical) and GLG 103 Introduction to Geology I Lab or
SES 121 Earth, Solar System and Universe and SES 123 Earth, Solar System and Universe Lab
AND GLG 321 Mineralogy and GLG 451 Field Geology I.

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