Bachelor of Science in Geology

Study the earth, the materials of which it is made, their structure and the processes acting upon them

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Ole Miss students undertake geological work to improve understanding of seismic risks to national landmarks in Washington, D.C.

About this program

Geologists study the earth – its history, its composition and processes, as well as potential hazards such as earthquakes, volcanos, landslides and climate change.

With a geology degree from Ole Miss, you can find a job in energy, mining, environmental consulting, government research and regulation. And, you’ll likely find yourself spending part of your workday outdoors – in swamps, mountains, forests, desert plains and out at sea.

What you’ll find at Ole Miss

There is a great atmosphere among our students, thanks to:

  • Field trips – most geology classes incorporate local excursions, as well as summer field camps in Oklahoma and New Mexico.
  • Student comradery – small classes and an active student-professional organization help create life-long relationships.
  • Opportunities outside of class – you can participate in undergraduate research, internships and co-ops.

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    Program Information

    Program Type


    Area of Study



    4 years


    B.S.G. in Geology

    Program Location




    Required Credit Hours


    Beyond the classroom

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    Field camp

    Geology students spend two summers on site - getting hands-on experience (and class credit). 

    students digging in the earth

    Co-ops and internships

    Work for a semester or the summer in a company or lab to see what engineers do.

    Real-world experience
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    We offer diverse, hands-on research to foster innovation and shape future technology leaders.

    Check out our research centers
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    Student organizations

    Find a club, talk about your favorite subject, or simply have a good time.

    Student organizations

    Check out all the engineering programs we offer

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    Next Steps

    Explore Affordability

    We have a variety of scholarships and financial aid options to help make college more affordable for you and your family.

    Apply to the University of Mississippi

    Are you ready to take the next step toward building your legacy?