Geological Sciences Minor

The goal of Hardin-Simmons Department of Geology is to teach our students a solid foundation in the various geoscience disciplines. Our department provides fundamental training for career geoscientists and introduces a basic understanding of the geological sciences for our liberal arts student.

Program Contact

Mark Ouimette- Professor of Geology at the Holland School of Sciences & Mathematics

Dr. Mark Ouimette

Department Head of Geology; Professor of Geology 325-679-1383



  • Geology Minor (B.A., B.S.)

Why study Geology at HSU?


Field Research

Our programs have a strong field component providing hands-on learning opportunities across the United States. Our programs have visited the California coast, the Grand Canyon, the Rocky Mountains, the Rio Grande Rift, the Arbuckle Mountains, and more!

Photo of Geology professor lecturing in class.

Personal Attention

Our small class sizes provide students with many opportunities to learn from faculty both inside and outside of the classroom. Your professors will know your name, are invested in your success, and can add great depth to letters of reference or recommendation.

Excellent Outcomes

More than 90% of our majors have a job in the field within five years of graduation. Students moving on to graduate programs have a 95% acceptance rate at major universities in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

Program Details

All courses and course descriptions for the Geology Minor (GEOL) can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.


All HSU students are eligible for the program.

Our graduates are working to produce energy for our world and to make our world a cleaner place.