The department of geosciences offers degree programs in geosciences and in Earth systems. Curriculum includes core classes in environmental and physical geology, Earth history, Earth materials, Earth surface processes, structural geology and tectonics, combined with a diverse range of electives. We stress field work in all appropriate classes at all levels.
The B.S. degree in geosciences is designed for students pursuing careers as geoscientists and includes specified cognate requirements in mathematics, chemistry, and physics.
The B.A. program in Earth systems is designed for students with interests in teaching, law, business administration, environmental analysis, remote sensing and geographic information systems, or other disciplines requiring a fundamental understanding of geosciences. With flexible math and science requirements and requirements in environmentally related social sciences, this program is ideal for students pursuing double majors.
This course of study is designed for students who desire to study geosciences in some depth although their major is in another field. The requirements are 18 semester hours in geosciences, nine of which must be upper division.