Geology – first 2 years of study toward Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Geology is the study of the processes shaping planet earth. Geology is of interest to civil engineers, environmental scientists, geographers and biologists. A background in geology is useful for:

  • graduate studies
  • land-use planning
  • assessment of natural environmental hazards
  • resource development
  • water-use issues and waste disposal

Cooperative transfer program

Missouri Southern State University's Physical Science Department participates in a cooperative transfer program with the Missouri University of Science & Technology. The program allows you to:

  • Complete the first 2 years of study toward a Bachelor of Science degree in either geology or geophysics at MSSU
  • Transfer to Missouri S&T for the last 2 years

The cooperative transfer program is adaptable so that you may also complete the degree at the University of Missouri at Columbia or at Missouri State University in Springfield.

You may also be interested in: Chemistry, Environmental Health, Geophysics, Middle School Education (5-9), Physics, Secondary Education (9-12)

Geology and Geophysics

Chemical and Physical Sciences

Marsi E. Archer, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Professor of Chemistry
Office: Reynolds Hall 221
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801-1595