"A geologist is a fault finder." - Anonymous
The nature and origins of rocks and minerals, and the processes responsible for earth's structures and landforms, plus a history of the planet are all topics included in the study of geology. Supplemental biology, chemistry, and mathematics courses are available. COCC coursework includes Geology; Basic Geology; Rocks and Minerals; Oceanography; and
Regional Geology of Central Oregon, Cascade Volcanoes, Grand Canyon, Oregon Coast, Southeastern Oregon.
Career Opportunities in Geology
Positions as researchers in both private industry and government, environmental areas, energy resource and mining industries, teaching, geological engineering, and ground water resource management.
See a suggested course of study for students interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in geology.