New Mexico is a geologic wonderland. This is especially true of the Alamogordo region. Within a short distance of campus:

  • a multitude of volcanoes;
  • the Rio Grande Rift, where the Earth’s crust is splitting apart;
  • the Sacramento Mountains with numerous world famous Paleozoic fossil localities; and
  • the unique landscape of White Sands National Monument.

In geology classes, on-site and online, we will explore this geologic wonderland and learn about many of the Earth Science issues facing our society and our community.

Classes Offered

  • See the Class Schedule to find out which classes are currently being offered. The abbreviation for Geology is “GEOL”.
  • See the Course Descriptions for a listing of all Geology classes that may be offered at NMSU-A in any given semester.

Degrees & Certificates