The Department of Geosciences offers a suite of STEM-centered programs for students who want to develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, technical communication, and data analysis techniques by studying Earth’s processes and properties. Graduates of each program can take new knowledge bases and skill sets to professional careers in natural resources or environmental sciences, advanced studies in graduate school, or any future where scientific thinking is used.
Our students not only learn current concepts and practices in Earth Science, but have opportunities to generate new knowledge by working alongside accomplished faculty researchers. Research experiences, internships, and experiential learning are integral components of the learning experiences that we offer.
We offer a B.Sc. degree, as well as minors and certificates. Click a program to get more information, including the degree learning outcomes, the program coordinator, and application requirements.
|Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Geoscience||Minor in Climate Studies||Minor in Geology|
|Minor in Geophysics||Minor in Hydrology||Minor in Geospatial Information Analysis|
We offer graduate degrees (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in the following programs. Click a program to get more information, including the degree learning outcomes, the graduate program coordinator, and application requirements.
|Master of Science (M.S.) in Geosciences||Master of Science (M.S.) in Geophysics||Master of Science (M.S.) in Hydrologic Sciences|
|Master of Earth Science (M.E.Sci.)||Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Geosciences||Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Geophysics|
Endorsements and Certificates
The Department of Geosciences also offers a number of professional certificates and teaching endorsements. See the table below.
|Geographic Information Systems Graduate Certificate||Ed DeYoung|
|Earth Science Teaching Endorsement Minor||Karen Viskupic|
|Geography Teaching Endorsement||Karen Viskupic|
|Natural Science Teaching Endorsement||Karen Viskupic|
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