Geology & Physics

Geology is the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them. It includes the study of organisms that have inhabited our planet. An important part of geology is the study of how Earth's materials, structures, processes and organisms have changed over time. Geologists work to understand the history of our planet. The better they can understand Earth's history the better they can foresee how events and processes of the past might influence the future.

Lock Haven University has six concentrations available for geology majors including Applied Geology, Water & Environment, Engineering Geology, Geography & GIS, Secondary Education in Earth & Space Sciences and Secondary Education in General Sciences.

Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other. This energy can take the form of motion, light, electricity, radiation, gravity . . . just about anything, honestly. Physics deals with matter on scales ranging from sub-atomic particles (i.e. the particles that make up the atom and the particles that make up those particles) to stars and even entire galaxies.

At Lock Haven University students have several options to study physics including the traditional track where the student could earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics or the applied track where student's discipline would include work at the Nanofabrication facility at Pennsylvania State University.