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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)

Unofficial Degree Plans

Our unofficial degree plans serve as a course-planning tool and a reflection of what you might be expected to complete when filing your official degree plan. A degree plan is a list of the graduation requirements for each major which includes all course options in each of the component areas such as the core, major, minor, etc. These documents below are not official degree plans. Contact your advisor for the steps required to file your degree plan.

Major Academic Planners (Degree MAPs)

Our undergraduate degree major academic planners serve as a guide to keep you on track as you make your way toward filing your official degree plan. A Degree MAP is a semester-by-semester sequence of courses which a student needs to take in order to graduate on time. It suggests courses to complete each semester to be “on track” to graduation by taking the right courses in the right order.

To find the suggested Degree MAP for your area of study, explore the list below.

Department of Earth Sciences and Geologic Resources

Unofficial Degree Plans

Major Academic Planners (Degree MAPs)



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