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Prospective Students

Welcome to the Department of Geosciences!

We are a vibrant community of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a variety of educational goals in the geosciences. Our students go on to successful futures in industry, consulting, government and graduate school. Our undergraduate program options include degrees in B.S. in Geology, B.S. in Geophysics, B.S. in Earth Science Education, Secondary Education, and a Minor in Geospatial Information Analysis. We offer four graduate degrees including a Master of Science (M.S.) in Geology, Master of Science (M.S.) in Geophysics, Master of Science (M.S.) in Earth Science, Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Geophysics.

Interested prospective undergraduate students should apply directly through the Boise State University Undergraduate Admissions process. Prospective students interested in any of our Geosciences Graduate Degree Programs should directly contact individual faculty in their discipline of interest and apply to Graduate College Admissions. Many of our graduate students receive financial assistance – teaching assistantships, research assistantships, traineeships or part-time professional employment with the department. Please click here for more financial information.

Boise, Idaho’s capitol, is consistently ranked at the top of the country or region in national surveys and major magazines as a place to live and recreate.

We encourage all prospective students to tour our website, come by the department for a visit or directly contact our faculty for more information.

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