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Major Advising - Geology

In today's global society, more and more UW-Eau Claire geology graduates are working abroad after graduation.

Study abroad and...
• Gain the international experiences necessary for working in geology
• Explore geological relationships in a variety of tectonic settings
• Build your resume by demonstrating your flexibility, independence and willingness to take on new challenges
• Acquire skills in preparation for the increasingly diverse and international workplace

Plan Ahead...
As a geology student, you can study abroad during almost any semester in your college career, but make sure you plan this with your geology adviser. With multiple elective credits in the major, you can study abroad and make progress towards your degree.

Start planning for study abroad your freshman year. Meet with your adviser to come up with a plan to include study abroad in your degree.

The majority of UW-Eau Claire students study abroad as sophomores. You can fulfill both general education and major requirements abroad.

While the majority of students study abroad as sophomores, nearly as many go as juniors. You may be more focused on upper division geology courses or electives.

You can still study abroad during your senior year, but choose your location carefully to ensure that you can take specific classes you need for graduation. There are capstone experiences for geology majors that must be completed at UW-Eau Claire or approved for completion at an international site.

Fulfill Graduation Requirements
General Education: General education credits can be fulfilled on almost all study abroad programs.

Major requirements: Geology courses are offered at the universities below. With advance planning, you will be able to earn credits toward your major, but pay particular attention to course sequences.

Minor requirements: Depending on your minor, you may also be able to take courses to fulfill those requirements abroad.

Programs for Geology Students
The department chair of Geology has evaluated courses for these programs:


As the Geology department and the CIE work together, specific programs recommended may change, check back for the latest information. 

updated 6/25/13 - links

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