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Geology Program

Faculty Contact

Shawn Willsey
(208) 732-6421


Geology examines all aspects of the physical Earth: its materials, processes, and history. Geology is a physical science and therefore requires a solid background in mathematics, chemistry and physics. Additionally, geologists need to have good computer and communication skills. Students majoring in geology at CSI can obtain an A.S. degree and then transfer to a four-year university to complete their Bachelor's or advanced degrees. Work and career paths for majors vary widely because geology is a broad and diverse science. Geologists typically divide their time between the field, lab, and office. Geologists are typically employed by a variety of organizations including, oil and gas industry, mining companies, environmental consulting firms, and national and state government agencies.

Degrees and Certificates

Career Information

Sample Career Opportunities: Natural Sciences Managers; Geoscientists; Hydrologists; Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers

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