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Welcome to the Eastfield College Geology website! 

Ground-rending earthquakes, massive volcanoes, water on Mars, the Northern Lights, dinosaurs, the closure of mighty oceans, and the birth of towering mountains.  What do they all have in common?  They are all part of Geology! 

No doubt about it, the Earth is a special place, but how much do you really know about the planet that we call home? 

  • • Do you know why Mt. Kīlauea can erupt for 30 years and not kill anybody, while Mt. Vesuvius can erupt for two days and kill thousands?  
  • • Why is it that the DFW area is so rich in fossils?  
  • • Why have there been so many earthquakes around the DFW area recently? 
  • • What is inside the Earth; and why does Hawaii exist at all? 
  • • Were the dinosaurs covered in feathers and how did humans evolve? 

If you are interested in these sorts of questions, then geology is the right science for you!  All of the above questions and more are answered through our different geology classes.  There are five classes taught by your Geology faculty at Eastfield College: Earth Science I, Earth Science II, Physical Geology, Historical Geology, and Oceanography.  All of them are core courses and count as a general science credit.  

To find the class that is right for you, click the links below.

Student Friendly Course Descriptions

Geology Course Map