Sep 24, 2021  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog


Henrique Momm, Chair

Aber, Abolins, Brown, J. Collins, L. Collins, Cribb, El Kadiri, Harris, Hass, Lobegeier

Courses in the Department of Geosciences are designed to meet the General Education needs of all students, to broaden their knowledge of the physical environment, to enhance their cultural development, and to provide a solid foundation for those planning to enter fields in which geoscience knowledge is essential.

The department offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Environmental Science and a major in Geoscience with concentrations in Physical Geography and Geology. To provide the student with maximum opportunities for career preparation, the two Geoscience concentrations are subdivided into five career patterns: physical geography and geospatial analysis within the Physical Geography concentration; and geology, earth science, and earth science for teachers within the Geology concentration. Proper selection of courses will permit a student to work as a professional in a chosen area, pursue graduate studies, or be licensed to teach.

Minors include Environmental Science, Geology/Earth Science, Geospatial Analysis, and Physical Geography.

The Geosciences Department also sponsors an internship program which provides opportunities to receive on-the-job training with various agencies employing persons with geographic/geologic training. Details of this program may be obtained from the department.

Honors College

The Department of Geosciences offers the following course in Honors: GEOL 1030 /GEOL 1031 .

Graduate Study

The department offers a M.S. in Geosciences and minors in Physical Geography and Earth Science/Geology at the graduate level. The list of available courses offered can be found in the Graduate Catalog.