Programs of Study

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences usually enter a professional career in the geosciences or further their education at the graduate level before working professionally in the geosciences.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

The Bachelor of Arts degree programs are broadly based, classical liberal arts degrees that offer flexibility to students interested in the Earth Sciences, but who do not necessarily want to work in the petroleum or related industries.

Master of Science Degree Programs

A Master of Science degree is offered in geology, geophysics, and geochemistry. Major areas of emphasis include biogeosciences, environmental geoscience, exploration geophysics, geochemistry, reservoir characterization, sedimentary geology, and structural geology. A J.D./M.S. in Geosciences is offered in conjunction with the College of Law.

Ph.D. Program

The principal objectives of the Ph.D. program are to provide students an opportunity to reach a critical understanding of basic scientific principles underlying their fields of interest and to cultivate their ability to apply these principles creatively through training in advanced methods of analysis, research, and synthesis.   Doctoral degrees are offered in geology, geophysics and geochemistry.