Discover your place at Penn State and join the Department of Geosciences. Be part of a diverse network of students aspiring to become scientists who seek to find solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in climate, sustainability, energy and mineral resources, and the environment.
The Department of Geosciences is in a small college within a large research university. That combination means that you can enjoy small class sizes, get to know your faculty, participate in research, and still have all the benefits of a large university. Many students think of the student hub for our college, the Ryan Family Student Center (RFSC) as a home away from home. In between classes, students frequently take breaks in the RFSC. It is a place to study, chat with friends, relax, grab coffee, or talk with advisers, tutors, and staff who want to support you as you find your niche and pursue your educational goals.