Geosciences is the study of the geology and geochemistry of the natural world, physical and human geography, and challenges faced by communities and cities and their solutions. Geosciences majors choose an emphasis of Geoarchaeology.
If you’re passionate about the environment and are committed to improving stewardship of this world, a Geoscience degree may be for you.
This degree weaves coursework through a variety of majors, with cross-listed classes in sustainability, anthropology, geosciences, mathematics, biology, chemistry, geology and geospatial analysis, giving you a broad foundation and well-rounded experience to become a highly desired employee or graduate school candidate.
You will work in well-equipped labs and receive hands-on training with cutting-edge technology such as GPS equipment, GIS software, high precision GPS receivers, geospatial apps, geophysical equipment and drones.
Add an environmental minor or certificate to strengthen your skillset and open up new career paths. MSUM’s minors and certificates engage students in learning skills important for working in the environmental field as well as providing hands-on experiences.
MSUM’s Center for Geospatial studies has joined the global conversation on how to access, create and share geospatial data to enrich the lives of its community and to involve students in this cutting-edge technology.
The certificate in Geographic Information Science is an excellent add on if you’re interested in careers in Earth science. GIS is used widely in business, government, education, transportation, urban planning and other industries, for everything from decision making and strategic planning to environmental management and marketing.
Faculty actively engage with you to gain hands-on experience throughout your academic career. You will enjoy opportunities to participate in an array of field trips, conduct studies at the Regional Science Center, learn how to operate technical GPS equipment, conduct research with faculty mentors and attend local, regional and national conferences.
The hallmark of a Geoscience major at MSUM is the dedicated faculty mentoring you receive beginning your freshman year through graduation. You will immerse yourself in meaningful, hands-on experiences that prepare you for interesting careers or graduate school.
MSUM’s geosciences program provides the well-rounded experience needed for your career path in geosciences. Hands-on experience jump starts your career opportunities in the field you choose. Here is just a sample of geosciences careers that are predicted to have job growth in the next 10 years.
Geosciences Related Careers
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