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Geosciences Undergraduate 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 bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, master of science and doctoral degrees with specialization in geology, geophysics and environmental science.

TU’s curriculum provides a sound foundation in the basic sciences while engaging in energy-related fields of exploration, environment and resources. The bachelor of science degree in geosciences with a geology option prepares students for careers in the study of Earth’s physical characteristics including composition and structure. The environmental science option is designed for students who intend to work as geoscientists at organizations, corporations and government entities.

The bachelor of science degree in geophysics applies the fundamentals of physics to the study of the Earth’s material and organic systems. The interdisciplinary bachelor of science in biogeosciences degree program attracts students interested in a combined curriculum from the Departments of Biological Science and Geosciences.

Degree Options

 

Geosciences, Environmental Science Option, B.S.G.S.

Trains students to work as geoscientists at organizations, corporations and government entities and provides skills and knowledge needed to investigate the Earth’s components while considering environmental factors.


Geosciences, Geology Option, B.S.G.S.

Prepares students for careers in the study of Earth’s physical characteristics including composition, structure and processes.


Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering Option, B.S.G.S.

Provides a sound foundation in the basic sciences while engaging in basic and applied knowledge in petroleum engineering and energy-related fields.


Geophysics, B.S.G.P.

Provides students with the fundamentals of the physics discipline to the study of Earth’s material and organic systems.


Earth and Environmental Sciences, B.A.

Provides a strong background in the sciences and technology while enjoying the flexibility and curriculum of a liberal arts education.


Geology, B.A.

Provides students with a broader, liberal arts-based education, with ability to apply geological sciences in non-technical careers such as scientific writing, business, and elementary or secondary teaching.


Geophysics, Accelerated Master’s

Highly motivated students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics (B.S.G.P.) degree and Master of Science (M.S.) degree in geophysics in five years.


Geosciences, Accelerated Master’s

Highly motivated students to earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in five years.


Geology Minor

Non-majors interested in learning more about geosciences are encouraged to add it to their degree program as a minor.


Interdisciplinary Programs

 

Biogeosciences, B.S.B.G.

Interdisciplinary program where students are exposed to the hard sciences, mathematics and statistics while incorporating the core fundamentals of biology and geosciences with earth systems science.

Professional Opportunities

  • Senior Geologist
  • Reservoir Geologist
  • Exploration Geologist
  • Remediation Specialist
  • Earth Modeler