Changing climate, dwindling energy resources, natural hazards, and deteriorating environmental quality are among the most challenging of societal problems. Geoscientists, who study Earth processes and resources to understand and help address these and related issues, are in high demand. A degree in geology or meteorology opens the door to career opportunities that involve:

  • innovative technologies
  • outdoor adventures and world travel
  • work that helps sustain society and protect the planet
New Graduate Student Opportunities Available

New Faculty 2015
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Our department is committed to providing a stimulating and supportive learning environment for students:

Dr. Jerry DeGraff to speak Tuesday, September 12.

Dr. Kim Klockow to speak Tuesday, August 30

Department Fall Picnic scheduled for Thursday, August 25

Diana Thatcher receives Teaching Award

Dr. Bridget Scanlon to speak Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22


Department faculty members maintain well-funded research programs in several focus areas:

These programs fuel discovery and provide the basis for active graduate programs in geology and meteorology and for undergraduate research and employment opportunities.

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