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The Department of Geosciences offers exciting opportunities for students with an interest in applying a full range of scientific and mathematical skills to examine the earth’s properties and dynamic processes. Understanding the enormously complicated earth systems requires strong quantitative skills and solid knowledge of chemistry, physics, and biology. Course work in geosciences emphasizes the acquisition, processing, and interpretation of field data, as well as written and verbal communication skills.

Academic programs in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, earth science education and hydrology provide specialized training for career opportunities in resource (petroleum, minerals, and water) exploration and production, as well as for environmental and disaster management, education, and a host of similar jobs.

Major Options

  • Earth Science Education
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology; Geophysics