THE COLLEGE OF GEOSCIENCES


COLLEGE OF
GEOSCIENCES

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The College of Geosciences is more than an extraordinary faculty at a world-class institution. We believe we have an obligation, a calling to serve the citizens of the state, nation and world – fearlessly and responsibly. We know that our graduates are sought after to serve in some of the most critical professions that our civilizations depend on every single day.

Geoscientists face the most pressing life issues such as access to clean water and air, disaster preparedness and recovery, finding sustainable solutions to energy needs, preventing the spread of disease, and ensuring adequate food supplies for everyone.

The College of Geosciences prides itself on the high-impact learning opportunities available to approximately 1,400 students, boasting the highest percentage of undergraduate research experiences university-wide. Through interdisciplinary partnerships, students have incredible opportunities to participate in research and study-abroad experience as an undergraduate.

Offering programs in Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Geology and Geophysics, and Oceanography, students graduate and go on to become geoscientific leaders with the knowledge and skills for a rewarding career, contribution and future. The College of Geosciences provides transformational education, research and high impact opportunities that foster the development of critical thinkers, world changers and problem solvers – highly skilled citizens of substance who contribute for the good of the world.

GEOSCIENTISTS ARE

  • Mitigating the impact of hurricanes
  • Alleviating energy poverty
  • Mapping the spread of disease and crime
  • Cleaning up oil spills
  • Protecting our coastal communities
  • Helping predict and prepare for earthquakes
  • Mapping Mars
  • Protecting biodiversity in critical habitats
  • Identifying energy resources for doing more with less
  • Monitoring air quality
  • Assuring water security
  • Developing strategies for global climate change
  • Tracking storms
  • Ensuring adequate food supplies
  • Predicting rip currents
  • Fueling our global economy
  • Mapping the oceans
  • Adapting to drought and protecting ground water resources
  • Finding unconventional energy resources
  • Creating environmental law
  • Predicting tornadoes
  • Protecting our fisheries
  • Monitoring land cover change
  • Restoring rivers
  • Analyzing Earth’s natural history to prepare for our future
  • ON THE LEADING EDGE OF IT ALL

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MORE THAN
68%
OF UNDERGRADUATES PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH

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STEM-BASED DEGREE PROGRAMS