You should major in geology if:

  • You love nature and enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, and exploring.
  • You enjoy all of the sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, and math.
  • You want to get hands-on experience through classes that take you into unique geological formations in Louisiana and across the country.

Geology is the study of the planet’s physical structure and substances. Learn about rocks, fossils, and minerals; the layers of the earth; earthquakes and seismic events; and much more.

As a geology major at UL Lafayette, you can specialize in one of our concentrations: earth sciences, environmental geology, paleontology, or petroleum geology.

You’ll get experience doing lab and field work, computer mapping, data analysis and application, and applying 3D, 4D and geological time-dimension thinking to solve environmental and industrial problems.

Geology at UL Lafayette

What's Geology Like?

  • Writing
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  • Research
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  • Group work & collaboration
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  • Field work
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  • Lab work
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  • Presenting
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3x World Champions

UL Lafayette’s student teams are the only ones in the world to win the highly competitive American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ Imperial Barrel Award competition three times.

Life as a Geology Major