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The Department of Geosciences adopts as its goal for 2018-2022 to become a nationally recognized leader in integrating research excellence and education in geosciences. In research, we strive to sustain and grow a resource platform that continues to enable our scientists to contribute at high levels to internationally significant research problems in Geosciences. In education, we strive to provide students with opportunities to discover and develop relevant knowledge and skill sets that will enable them to achieve their professional goals. We believe that creative integration of research with education will promote excellence in both. We will build graduate programs that provide students with opportunities equal to the top 25 Geoscience graduate program in the nation, we will create undergraduate programs that attract students to Boise State from across the state and nation and prepares them for professional careers, and we will become a significant component of foundational education at Boise State University.