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Becoming a Geologist at UT Martin

Scientist. Explorer. Time-Traveler. All of these terms describe a geologist.

Geology Student

As a student of geology at The University of Tennessee at Martin, you can take on the multifaceted roles of a geologist.


As a scientist, you will hypothesize and analyze complex geological processes. You'll study phenomena such as volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and glaciers to see how they have given shape to the earth's great mountains and fertile prairies. Rocks and fossils will give you clues to the locations of natural resources and to the ways in which geoscientists can help society cope with natural disasters.


As an explorer, you participate in field expeditions throughout Tennessee, other regions of North America, and have the opportunity to travel abroad to experience geologic processes firsthand and where they occur. Fieldtrips to caves, mines, mountains, the coast, and other places will expose you to a world that you have often seen, but may have never truly known.


Through these and other experiences, you will ultimately become a time-traveler and thus see the earth's grand evolution -- past, present, and future.


The Geoscience-Geology degree concentration at The University of Tennessee at Martin is designed to introduce students to the many realms of this essential and dynamic scientific discipline. Whether it be through an introductory course on the geologic history of the earth or a degree-oriented curriculum, undergraduates have the opportunity to learn about concepts, processes, and analytical techniques that have real-world relevance and professional applications.


For more information about our curriculum, please read more about Degree Requirements and Geology Course Descriptions.


Geology Faculty

Dr. Michael A. Gibson

Dr. Stan P. Dunagan

Dr. Thomas A. DePriest

Audrey Pattat

Angela Van Boening