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Careers in Geology for Christ & Scripture

Bachelor’s in Geoscience (B.S.)

There’s no better place to study Geology than at The Master’s University. Study trips to geological sites are a significant part of this program, where students have the opportunity to study God’s creation in breathtaking locations like Death Valley and the Grand Canyon.

Our program is uniquely dedicated to academic excellence, real-world career preparation, and developing lifelong patterns of intellectual growth while also being uncompromising in the faith. Our students are intellectually competent and an exemplary testimony, holding firm to the truth and inerrancy of Scripture. The goal of all instruction is to send forth the saints with an understanding of health and science, so that through their professional, academic, and spiritual testimony, the Master is presented and exalted.

WE HOLD CHRIST AND SCRIPTURE AS INERRANT AND ABOVE ALL ELSE. EVERYTHING IS INTERPRETED THROUGH THAT LENS WITHOUT COMPROMISE. THIS MEANS THE BIBLE IS THE FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE, NOT SCIENCE FOR THE BIBLE. - Dr. Joe Francis, Dean of the School of Science, Mathematics, Technology & Health

  • Small class sizes means close student-teacher relationships and valuable individual attention

  • Career prospects in Southern California for Environmental Science, Geology and similar fields are diverse and in-demand

  • TOP 10 Christian Universities and TOP 15% Colleges with the Best Academics in California (Niche.com, 2019)

  • Read New Geoscience Program and Why Science at TMU


Degree Checklist: B.S. in Geoscience

Students are required to complete 49 Geoscience Core units, 19 Geology Emphasis units, 33 General Education units, and 21 Bible units. A minimum total of 122 units are required to graduate.

Emphasis courses include:

  • GS322 Petrology: This course surveys the characteristics, occurrences, and origins of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. The laboratory work consists of identification and recognition of rocks in hand specimen and thin section.

  • GS371 Structural Geology: Instruction on the mechanics of rock deformation and analysis of geologic structures, including faults and folds. Includes required field trip

  • GS472 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy: This course introduces students to the principles of sedimentary rock deposition and structure as well as the principles of stratigraphy and rock correlation. Includes required field trip.

Potential Careers

  • Oil and Gas Industry

  • Mining and Economic Geology

  • Geological Consulting

  • Environmental Consulting

  • Park Ranger

  • Paleontologist

  • Research Geologist

  • Environmental Scientist

  • Physical Science Teacher

Core Courses

GS490 Geology Field Camp (off-site)
GS151 Historical Geology
B121 Essentials of Christian Thought
GS251 Mineralogy
GS351 GIS & Geomorphology
GS150 Essentials of Geology
B101/2 Old Testament Survey I & II
GS452 Environmental Geoscience
LS151 Organismic Biology
LS220 Research Methods
B201/2 New Testament Survey I & II
LS372 Origins
BTH321/2 Christian Theology I & II
GS428 Research in Geology

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