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Program Description

The Geology curriculum at Grayson College is designed for transfer to a four year institution. All students are advised to counsel with the  university or college of their choice to determine if all courses recommended by Grayson College are applicable to the transfer institutions.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Geology Department is to provide quality instruction to the service population and prepare students for transfer to a four year institution.

Program Requirements

Grayson College requires that you have a high school diploma or equivalent or the ability to benefit. Students must be college ready in reading, writing, and math based on Grayson College's Success Initiative Plan. For further information contact the Office of Admissions.

Local Employers Who Utilize These Skills

Oil and natural gas companies; Aggregates (sand, gravel, etc.) industry; Environmental services companies

Job Outlook and Growth

Employment of geological and petroleum technicians is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022., faster than the average for all occupations. High prices for oil and strong demand for natural gas is expected to increase demand for geological exploration and extraction in the future. Source: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Degree Plan

View the degree plan to see what courses will be taken.

Career Pathways

Achieving your educational goals in the shortest amount of time possible, and possibly collecting credentials along the way, will help you join the workforce faster. There are a number of ways to reach your goal, and Grayson College's "Pathways" will help you visualize this important journey you are about to begin. Visit Career Pathways.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial aid is available to eligible students enrolled in this program, including loans, grants, scholarships and work study jobs. All students should visit the Paying for College page for valuable information and resources. All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the internet at (GC’s school code in Step Six is 003570) and a GC Application for Financial Aid available on the GC website on the Paying for College page. All applications should be filed by March 31st to ensure full consideration.

The Grayson College Foundation awards thousands of scholarship dollars to deserving students every year. Once you complete the FAFSA process, consider submitting an application for a scholarship. The priority deadline is March 15; however, applications are accepted until funds are depleted for the year. Learn more by visiting Scholarships.


Rick Lynn
Professor of Geology