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Geosciences Graduate Programs

Geologists study the history, materials, processes and products of the Earth. Some pursue solely academic interests such as how mountains form and erode while others are interested in practical applications, exploring fossil fuels and minerals or planning construction sites and disposal locations. A geologist studies environmental impact.

Overview

The Department of Geosciences offers master of science and doctoral degrees with specialization in geology, geophysics and environmental science.

Students research the most effective ways to detect oil, iron, copper, and many other minerals in the Earth while learning to identify and survey properties for environmental hazards. Our students also study the structure above and below the Earth’s surface to investigate earthquakes, oceanic shifts and other physical changes of our planet. Students are motivated to apply these principles creatively through training in advanced methods of analysis, research and synthesis. Graduates use their education to establish respectable careers in academia, consulting, industry and government.

Degree Options

 

Geophysics, Thesis Option, M.S.

Prepares students for the role of a geophysicist who studies the Earth using gravity, magnetic, electrical, and seismic methods.


Geophysics, Non-Thesis Option, M.S.

Prepares students for the role of a geophysicist but intended for students who plan to conduct less research than graduate students who prepare a thesis.


Geophysics, M.S. (Accelerated Master’s)

Highly motivated students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Geophysics in five years.


Geosciences, Thesis Option, M.S.

Prepares students for careers as professional geologists or for additional education at the doctoral level.


Geosciences, Non-Thesis Option, M.S.

Prepares students for careers as professional geologists but intended for students who plan to conduct less research than graduate students who prepare a thesis.



Geosciences, M.S. (Accelerated Master’s)

Highly motivated students to earn a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Geology in five years.


Geosciences, J.D./M.S.

Students may obtain simultaneous degrees in law and geosciences, saving up to 19 hours of course work by combing this degrees. Provides an important advantage in law cases that involve energy, mining, water and environmental concerns.


Geosciences, Ph.D.

Provides students with basic scientific principles in the field of geosciences and the ability to apply these principles creatively through training in advanced methods of analysis, research and synthesis.

Professional Opportunities

  • Geoscientists
  • Resources Manager
  • Health and Safety Researcher
  • Environmental Forensics Technician