The University of Texas At San Antonio

 Degree Programs

The geology program at UTSA offers a science curriculum of study and research which allows students to apply for several specialized areas in geology, as well as for positions in education, industry, or government. 

What do geoscientist do? Careers in Geosciences


The undergraduate programs is the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Geology, which provides opportunities to prepare for careers in petroleum, mining, water resources, environmental management, governmental agencies, engineering geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and natural resources.
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The Minor in Geology is 21 semester credit hours.
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The Master's degree in Geology offers opportunities for advanced study and research desinged to prepare students for roles in industry, government, research institutes, or educational institutions. This is a 33 credit hour program (thesis option) or 39 credit hours (non-thesis option).
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The Master's degree in Geoinformatics This is a multidisciplinary program administered by the Department of Geological Sciences. It encompasses faculty and resources from the College of Sciences, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Engineering, College of Public Policy, College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, as well as individual faculty from other academic departments. This is a 33 credit hour program.
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The purpose of the Professional Certificate in Geographic Information Science is to train individuals from a broad range of academic disciplines to be competent users of Geographic Information Science and the related tools of Remote Sensing and Web-based GIS data publication and sharing. This certificate is for any graduate level major that is interested integrating these skills into their career.
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