Geoscience is the study of Earth processes and products, along with learning how human activity affects and is affected by these processes. Geoscientists are concerned with the distribution of populations, natural resources, and hazards. Geoscience incorporates aspects of all the natural sciences while serving as an important bridge among the social, physical, and mathematical sciences.
Courses in geology, physical geography, weather and climate, world geography, and sustainability are general education classes that provide a foundation in Geoscience and afford students in all disciplines an excellent preparation for life in a complex and fast-paced world. Our courses offer the knowledge and important analytical tools used in careers in the natural sciences, safety science, environmental sciences, history, anthropology, criminal justice, international affairs, and science education. These tools include spatial data analysis, cartography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which some of the hottest areas in the global workplace.
Geoscience offers a B.S. Degree in Education leading to certification to teach Earth Sciences in grades 9-12 and minors in Geography, GIS, and Earth Science. Course offerings include general education sciences classes, classes to support our major and minors, and courses that support other majors throughout the university.
Earth Science studies integrate excellent teaching, research, scholarship, and service activities to prepare for future success. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality courses that we consider to be competitive with any university. Among the faculty there is practical experience in the areas of mining and mineral exploration, petroleum geology, environmental/engineering geology, hydrology, paleontology and science education. Many of these experiences are brought to the classroom.
The Geography is a "big picture" discipline and serves as an important bridge or liaison between the social, physical and mathematical sciences. In other words, it incorporates aspects of many other fields such as geology, history, biology, and anthropology. Geography is a core discipline in our campus curriculum and excellent preparation for life in a complex and fast-paced world.
Geography offers important analytic tools for careers in areas such as planning, criminal justice, agriculture, environmental studies and international affairs. Spatial data analysis, cartography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are some of the hottest areas in the global workplace.