All graduating geology majors will be able to do the following: 

  1. Through classroom, laboratory, and field work, build a comprehensive understanding of the Earth system from lithosphere to hydrosphere to atmosphere, and including interconnected components.
  2. Measure, understand, quantify, and model rates of change across geologic time, including how anthropogenic activity is altering these rates.
  3. Develop the skills needed to critically examine scientific literature and data, and the intellectual resourcefulness to advance projects that deepen our understanding of complex systems.
  4. Examine Earth system problems integrating ideas and approaches from multiple scientific and allied fields in pursuit of solutions to these issues.
  5. Conduct collaborative research founded in observation and enhanced by suitable analytical and modeling techniques.
  6. Communicate clearly using oral, written, and graphical approaches accessible to a wide variety of audiences, and appropriately assess and communicate uncertainty.
  7. Understand, respect, and communicate with diverse stakeholders the fundamental importance of geoscience in society.