The BA in geology at UMass Amherst will allow you to explore your interest in Earth’s structure and internal dynamics. You’ll learn how to begin to answer unresolved questions about our planet and the geologic socioeconomic challenges we face. 

Through your work towards the BA, you’ll study processes that transform landscapes, coastlines and natural water systems, and the climate system.  

The BA is perfect for students looking for a broad education in the field of geology. For those interested in studying the discipline with a strong scientific foundation, leading to a professional career in geological sciences, we also offer a BS in geology.