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Academic Programs

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.

Undergraduate Degrees

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

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in GeoscienceMinor in Climate StudiesMinor in Geology
Minor in GeophysicsMinor in HydrologyMinor in Geospatial Information Analysis

Graduate Degrees

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.

M.S. Thesis Proposal Guidelines

Master's ProgramsDoctoral Programs
Master of Science (M.S.) in GeosciencesDoctorate (Ph.D.) in Geophysics
Master of Earth Science (M.E.Sci.)Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Geosciences
Master of Science (M.S.) in Geophysics
Master of Science (M.S.) in Hydrologic Sciences

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 CertificateEd DeYoung
Earth Science Teaching Endorsement MinorKaren Viskupic
Geography Teaching EndorsementKaren Viskupic
Natural Science Teaching EndorsementKaren Viskupic

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