Geochemistry and Petrology Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of the igneous, metamorphic, and hydrothermal processes within the earth and the mineral, fluid, rock, and ore deposits resulting from them. Includes instruction in mineralogy, crystallography, petrology, volcanology, economic geology, meteoritics, geochemical reactions, deposition, compound transformation, core studies, theoretical geochemistry, computer applications, and laboratory studies. Is Geochemistry and Petrology the right major for you?
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Geochemistry and Petrology Major

What Courses Do Geochemistry and Petrology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Geochemistry and Petrology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mineralogy
  • Paleoecology
  • Physics

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