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Geoscience Department

Explore the world from the ground up with a degree in geoscience.

The demand for professional geoscientists is driven by our growing need for energy production, environmental protection, safe construction practices, and responsible land and resource management. The Bachelor of Science in geoscience prepares you for entry-level positions in the environmental, engineering, or energy resource industries or entry into graduate-level geology degree programs.

B.S. in Geoscience

Requirements include foundational math, chemistry, physics, a broad core of geology courses that include an intensive summer field camp, and upper-level electives. Geoscience majors are encouraged to engage in undergraduate research and internships with private industry and government agencies. Click here to learn more.

Geoscience Minor

This 18-hour minor is designed for students who wish to earn a geoscience credential while majoring in another field, often biology, chemistry, math, or engineering. Click here to view the degree plan.

Geographic Information Systems Minor

This 20-hour minor provides students with a general overview of GIS mapping and analysis. Click here to view the degree plan.

Physics Minor

This 15- to 17-hour minor complements degrees in all areas of science by providing a unique insight into the physical sciences. Click here to view the degree plan.