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Degrees & Areas of Study


SFA’s geology programs combine world-class instruction with small class sizes and hands-on learning. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in unique research projects and get out of the classroom and into the field with our popular field camp. You’ll attend conferences and build a network of mentors and professionals.  

By the time you earn your degree, you’ll be prepared for a rewarding, high-paying career in a variety of settings and industries, including oil and gas, mining, government survey, agriculture, environmental science and academic research. 

Degrees and areas of study offered

The Department of Earth Sciences and Geologic Resources awards the following degrees: 

Bachelor of Science with two program tracks

Master of Science


  • Teacher certification preparation, earth science (middle school)
  • Teacher certification preparation, life-earth science (middle school)



Department of Earth Sciences and Geologic Resources

Physical Address:
Miller Science Building 
Room 301

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13011, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962