Gustavus Adolphus College

Geology is the scientific study of the earth, including its composition, the processes that act on and within the earth, and the particular history of rock, events, and life forms that have occurred here. Geology is an important field of study in that it can help us locate, understand, and conserve our natural resources, understand and avoid natural hazards, and, most importantly, provide insight into the workings of the planet in order that we may better understand the context of human culture and activity.