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Department of Physics and Geosciences
Member, Texas Tech University System The Princeton Review - 373 Best Colleges, 2011 Edition

Geosciences

Although our degree program is still very young we are growing by leaps and bounds. At last count we were 100 majors strong and growing.

We strive to provide an all-around education with an emphasis on the application of geoscience in the field. Our courses provide practical knowledge in the classics such as structural geology, mineralogy petrology, and sedimentology and stratigraphy, as well as the less traditional areas of hydrology, geochemistry, geophysics and volcanology. We also prefer that our majors gain real world experience and as such we provide ample opportunities for undergraduate research.

There is a real need for geoscientists in the workforce today, particularly here in oil-rich Texas. Great paying and fun jobs are just a few short years away.

Geoscience News

  • The Department of Physics and Geosciences welcomes our newest little geologist, Paul Roger Ward!  Born July 1, 2014!  Congratulations Mama and Papa Ward on the new arrival!! 
  • We are proud to announce the creation of our new Geoscience Living Learning Community!  The new, incoming Freshman Geoscience majors will be living near each other in the dorms and participating in a majors only geology course as well as many geo-related events!  We are proud of our new adventure and wish our new LLC members a successful year at ASU!
  • Ross Kushnereit has been selected to receive a Subaru Minority Scholarship Award, representing the South-Central Section of the Geological Society of America (GSA). He will be recognized at the Student Awards Ceremony to be held at the GSA 2014 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC. Congratulations Ross!
  • Mario Mata has been selected to receive a Subaru Minority Scholarship Award, representing the South-Central Section of the Geological Society of America (GSA). He will be recognized at the Student Awards Ceremony to be held at the GSA 2013 Annual Meeting in Denver, Co. Congratulations Mario!