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
Department welcomes 3 new faculty members!
New Faculty 2015
  Quality Teaching & Student Life News & Events   Research

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

Dr. Laura Wallace to speak Tuesday, November 17

Dr. Sarah Hamideh to speak Tuesday, November 10

Mark Mathison featured in College News article

Dr. Marty Frisbee to speak Tuesday, October 27

Dr. Emma Gatti to speak Tuesday, October 20


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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