Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University
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The geology department at the Northern Arizona University is an undergraduate and graduate educational program focusing on applied and fundamental research on the Colorado Plateau and in the Grand Canyon, and extending broadly throughout North America and internationally to South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East. We generally averaged 150- 200 majors, over 100 being undergraduates, putting us in the upper 10% of Geology Departments in the country in undergraduate majors enrollment. Our undergraduate field studies are highly regarded; over 50% of our majors are transfer students who come to NAU specifically to study geology. Our selective graduate program admits approximately one third of the students who complete applications, and averages 40-50 students. We offer the B.S. in Geology and the M.S. in Geology for students interested in a career as a geologist, the B.S. Ed. in Earth Science for students who wish to become Earth Science teachers and the M.A.T. in Earth Science for Earth Science teachers who wish to pursue a Masters of Arts in Teaching. We also offer a post-degree teacher certification for people with Geology degrees who wish to obtain a teacher certification.