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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology (Chemistry & Physical Sci.)

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Donelson - Chair, Yeboah-Forson
Reynolds Hall 210 • 417-625-9766


Geology, the study of the processes shaping planet earth, is of interest to civil engineers, environmental scientists, geographers and biologists. Professionals find their background in geology useful for graduate studies, land-use planning, assessment of natural environmental hazards, resource development, water-use issues and waste disposal.

Geophysics studies the underlying forces responsible for geologic processes and develops the technology for probing the subsurface and interior of the earth. Professional geophysicists work to understand the nature of volcanic eruptions, the behavior and potential prediction of earthquakes, the mechanisms behind continental drift, how to better predict the behavior of the atmosphere and to develop technologies to search for new mineral and energy resources.

The Chemistry and Physical Science Department participates in a cooperative transfer program with the Missouri University of Science & Technology which allows students to complete their first two years of study toward a Bachelor of Science degree in either geology or geophysics at Missouri Southern and then transfer to Missouri S&T for the completion of the last two years of the degree. The program is adaptable so that students may also complete the degree at the University of Missouri at Columbia or Missouri State University in Springfield.

The geology courses at Southern support majors in other fields such as geography and environmental health and enable students to meet state certification requirements for teaching general science and earth science at the 7th through 12th grade levels.

For additional information contact:
Dr. Albert Yeboah-Forson
Reynolds Hall 209
417-625-9616 • yeboahforson-a@mssu.edu


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