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Geosciences

Our most popular degree offers a comprehensive background in traditional geology and is suitable for students who wish to work in the environmental or oil and gas industries, in hydrogeology, or continue to graduate school.

Maureen Feineman, Department of Geosciences
Maureen Feineman
Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs

Established in 1921, the Department of Geosciences (then Geology) is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, one of the original colleges of the University.

Our Faculty

Dedicated to academic and professional excellence, our faculty members emphasize both fundamental and interdisciplinary study. Despite their high research productivity, our faculty are committed to delivering the very finest undergraduate geoscience education in the country.

Maureen Feineman
Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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Undergraduate students during the annual Field Camp.

Our four modern BS degree programs are designed to provide the skills and knowledge required for a broad range of career paths. Regardless of specialty, you will gain a solid foundation in chemistry, physics, and math along with coursework in classic geological methods and topics.

AfricaArray

AfricaArray is a long-term (20 years) initiative to promote, in the full spirit of NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development), coupled training and research programs for building and maintaining a scientific workforce for Africa’s natural resource sector. Africa’s natural resource sector (petroleum, minerals, and water, in particular) is a major driving force for economic development.

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Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards

The Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards (G3) crosses departmental boundaries and integrates current activities in rock and fluid physics.

Earthquake nucleation and recurrence, the triggering and timing of volcanic eruptions, the dynamics of ice sheets, the fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater, and the generation of submarine landslides are all influenced by the interaction of rocks and fluids.

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