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.
For undergraduate advising please contact Karen Viskupic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Undergraduate Major and Minors||Program Outcome|
|B.S. in Geosciences||Prepare students for professional careers in natural resources or environmental sciences, graduate school for advanced studies, or any future where scientific thinking is used. The four degree track options are geology, geophysics, hydrology, and secondary education.|
|Minor in Climate Studies||Help students understand past, present, current, and future changes in climate and the effects of climate change on Earth's atmospheric, hydrologic and ecologic systems.|
|Minor in Geology||Acquire advanced knowledge of geology and earth system science in addition to their major area of study area|
|Minor in Geophysics||Acquire advanced knowledge of geophysics and earth system science in addition to their major area of study area|
|Minor in Hydrology||Acquire advanced knowledge of hydrology and earth system science in addition to their major area of study area|
|Minor in Geospatial Information Analysis||Equip students to apply geospatial technologies towards solving problems with spatial elements.|
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.
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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