The UH Hilo geology department offers personalized, high-quality instruction on the flanks of an active volcano. The curriculum, while well-rounded, emphasizes volcanology and environmental geology. Both laboratory and field activities are important components of the program, and students can expect to develop their descriptive, analytical, and interpretive skills.
The bachelor of science degree in geology is a rigorous program that prepares students for graduate study of work as a professional geologist. The bachelor of arts degree is similar, but is intended for students interested in careers in science education or natural resource management. Minors in geology and earth-space science are available for students who wish to major in marine science, astronomy, geography, or natural science.
Source: Department Website August 2010