Geology

When I moved out here to California, I became obsessed with geology. It’s impossible not to be interested in the earth if you live in a place like this.

– Jamaica Kincaid
Land, rocks, mountains, and trees

The Geology Department offers earth science, geology, and oceanography courses for science and non-science majors.


What You’ll Study
  • Physical Geology
  • Historical Geology
  • Earth Science for Teachers
  • Geology of California
  • Natural Disasters
  • Oceanography
  • Environmental Geology
  • Coastal Oceanography Field Studies
  • Physical Geology Field Lab
Catalog

Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Geology.


Careers & Salary

Careers

  • Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Science Teacher
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Natural Science Manager

Salary

  • Low: $45k
  • Average: $105k
  • High: $208k+

Program Mapper

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Faculty
  • Ron Armale
  • Victoria Castle
  • Russell Flynn
  • Michael Frey
Adjunct Faculty
  • Doug Neves
Geology Department

Location: SEM, Room 123
T: (714) 484-7152
Department Chair: Michael Frey, mfrey@cypresscollege.edu