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Undergraduate Programs

The curriculum leading to the B.S. degree in Geosciences is designed for students who plan a career in geology, hydrology, geophysics, teaching Earth Science in middle or high school, or who plan to attend graduate school. In addition to the courses formally offered in all degree programs, students are encouraged to earn credit for independent study, internship,  and for participation in departmental research projects.  The Department also offers nondegree courses in geography, including coursework in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing that lead to a Minor in Geospatial Information Analysis.

To make an advising appointment with undergraduate advisor Dr. Karen Viskupic, go to

Undergraduate Degree OfferedDegree Outcome
Minor in Geospatial Information AnalysisEquip students to apply geospatial technologies towards solving problems with spatial elements.
B.S. in GeosciencesPrepare students for a broad variety of careers in quantitative geoscience or for graduate school in many scientific and engineering disciplines. The four degree track options are geology, geophysics, hydrology, and secondary education.
Minor in Climate Studies
Minor in Geology
Minor in Geophysics
Minor in Hydrology

Degree Requirements & Flow Charts

Undergraduate degree program requirements  and the flow charts for progressing through each program are provided below:

For other major courses’ check sheets, visit the Office of the Registrar.

Department Admissions & Financial Aid

See Student Resources for details on the program admission process, financial assistance, and deadlines.