Geochemistry Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific study of the chemical properties and behavior of the silicates and other substances forming, and formed by geomorphological processes of the earth and other planets. Includes instruction in chemical thermodynamics, equilibrium in silicate systems, atomic bonding, isotopic fractionation, geochemical modeling, specimen analysis, and studies of specific organic and inorganic substances. Is Geochemistry the right major for you?
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Geochemistry Major

What Courses Do Geochemistry Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Geochemistry 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
  • Meteorology
  • Mineralogy
  • Paleoecology
  • Physics
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