The Department of Geosciences is dedicated to the advancement of the Earth Sciences through education, public outreach and scholarly activities. We offer degrees in Geology, Environmental Geology, Teacher Education with an emphasis in geology. In addition, we also offer a certificate Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This variety of subjects helps prepare students for a wide range of career choices that includes geology, engineering, environmental studies, and GIS mapping. We are endowed with one of the finest natural laboratories in the United States that offers unparalleled field experiences in our classes. The quality of our program is measured in the continued successes of our graduates in graduate programs, industry, government agencies, and academia. Instructors in the Department of Geosciences are dedicated to providing a sound education in geological sciences, but we strongly encourage multidisciplinary studies and community-based activities.
Upon complete of a degree in the Department of Geosciences, students will have the ability to:
Our strategies for assessment are centered on our two capstone courses at the senior level, Senior Seminar and Field Geology. Within the context of those two courses, the following will be assessed. The assessment tools are indicated in parentheses.
Research Methods and Senior Seminar