Geology Geology


Investigate landforms and the internal processes of Earth


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Geology is the science of investigating changes of the earth over time, such as climate change and land formation.  A geologist studies earth processes including earthquakes, landslides, floods, and volcanic eruptions.  They gather information to understand the earth’s materials, processes and history.  By studying the distribution of resources, a geologist can provide recommendations for the sustainable use of earth’s materials.

Transfer opportunities

The Associate in Science in Geology for Transfer at College of the Redwoods prepares students to pursue seamlessly a bachelor’s degree in Geology or Earth Science at a CSU campus! 

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 fast Fact

Employment of geoscientists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The need for energy, environmental protection, and responsible land and resource management is projected to spur demand for geoscientists in the future.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics,

Mark Renner, Earth Science

Mark Renner, Earth Science

“No matter where I travel, I find wonder in the natural world around me: the animals, plants, and forests. Rocky outcrops are the ultimate jigsaw puzzle waiting to be read by those who know how to read pages in stone.”

Dave Bazard, Earth Sciences

Dave Bazard, Earth Sciences

"Teaching at College of the Redwoods has been a dream come true. The area has fascinating geologic features as well as examples of geologic processes in action."