Areas of Study
Break New Ground
The department of geosciences offers degree programs in geosciences and in Earth systems. The curriculum includes core classes in environmental and physical geology, Earth history, solid Earth processes, Earth surface processes, hydrogeology, and structural geology, combined with a diverse range of electives. We stress field work in all appropriate classes at all levels.
The study of geosciences provides Tigers an understanding of Earth’s systems and the transformation of those systems through time. Tigers learn about the exploration and conservation of natural resources as well as human environmental impacts upon the Earth. The department offers two concentrations in the B.S., including a concentration in Geology and a concentration in Environmental Geosciences.
Earth Systems Science
Earth System Science draws on chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and applied sciences in an effort to understand the chemical, physical, biological and human influences on our planet. The major is ideal for students seeking a fundamental understanding of geosciences and the flexibility to pursue intensive study in other disciplines.
Research Grants and Affiliations
In the Geosciences department, faculty teaching and research are tightly connected.
As active scholars, our greater depth of knowledge and range of high-level research skills creates deeper and more engaging learning opportunities for students.