Unique Classroom Experiences
GEO Department courses provides rigorous training in the classroom and in the field.
January and May term GEO courses
- Climate Change and the Biosphere (JAN)
- Geography of Terrorism (JAN)
- DCM: Water and Life in a Changing World (DCM in JAN)
- GEOL 153 Big Sky Geology: Montana (MAY)
- GEOL W40 Field Geology of Scotland (MAY)
View all on-campus and off-campus interim courses here.
Environmental Geology Major
Learn to greater appreciate the world around you while applying the principles of geology to solve environmental problems in Calvin's environmental geology major.
Environmental Science Major – Geology Emphasis
The environmental science major program of concentration is intended for students who plan to pursue a career requiring scientific training in environmental problems and their solutions. The major will prepare you for jobs in a variety of fields and for further study in graduate programs such as ecology, environmental science, or natural resource management.
Environmental Studies Major
With three track options (Geography, Political Science or Economics) the Environmental Studies Major will prepare you to contribute to numerous environmental fields.
The geography major at Calvin will provide you with abilities in investigation of physical and cultural landscapes and understanding their resulting interactions in the context of a Christian world view.
Geology Major (BA, BS)
Through Calvin's geology major (BA/BS), you will learn about the formation, history and structure of the Earth, and apply that knowledge to practical problems as committed Christians.
Earth/Space Science Secondary Education Major
The following programs are certifiable teaching areas. Program requirements include courses in geology, geography and/or environmental studies.
Geology and Geography: Elementary Social Studies Group Major, BA
Geology and Geography: Secondary Social Studies Group Major, BA
Environmental Studies Minor
Learn about the impact humans have on the environment and how you can contribute to the global effort to restore and preserve our planet.
Calvin's geography minor offers a broad overlook of Earth systems and the way people interact with those systems with the ability to specialize in any number of geographic topics through a rich selection of elective courses.
Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world around you and learn about how this knowledge is applied to provide for society.
Earth/Space Science Secondary Education Minor
The following program is a certifiable teaching area. Program requirements include courses in geology, geography and/or environmental studies.
Geography Secondary Education Minor