Undergraduate Education

Concentration declaration

Concentration declaration period is April 2 – 20, 2020.  The Geosciences Open House scheduled for March 26th at 7:00 PM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Instructions on how to declare to be a Geosciences Major is attached:

While meeting with GEO Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) Adam Maloof  is strongly recommended, it is not required to declare your concentration. That said, GEO does require you to schedule a meeting with Adam before the end of April to go over GEO requirements, Fall course signups, and the Fall Junior Project. Please send an email to DUS Adam Maloof and he will schedule a Zoom-appointment to discuss GEO with you.

Complete the Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF):

One business day after you have declared your concentration, your DAPF will be available for you to complete in TigerHub.  You must submit your completed DAPF in TigerHub before meeting with your departmental Director of Undergraduate Studies or designated departmental advisor, who will need to review and approve it.  Note: you must declare your intended concentration before both you and your department are able to view your DAPF.

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The field of geosciences is central to many of the most pressing issues of today’s world: Earth resources and energy; natural hazards; human/environment interaction; and climate change. Through diverse coursework, small class sizes, and strong field and laboratory programs, the Department of Geosciences empowers students to understand how the Earth works and how to solve real-world problems.

Geoscience is a unique blend of lab experiments, field observation, data analysis, and computer modeling. Courses in geosciences apply principles of biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, and mathematics to real Earth problems, deal with length scales from global to atomic, and consider time scales from billions of years to less than a second. The flexible academic program allows students to develop individualized course of study.

Undergraduates studying geosciences often pursue careers in basic research, the energy industry, and education. Geosciences also provides a foundation for careers in applied research, environmental consulting, engineering, public policy, conservation, resource economics, environmental education, and general consulting.

Contact Us

Undergraduate Work Committee

Adam Maloof, Undergraduate Department Representative
Jessica Irving, Senior and Junior Adviser
Satish Myneni, Senior and Junior Adviser
Laure Resplandy, Senior and Junior Adviser
Allan Rubin, Senior and Junior Adviser

Other Department Contacts

Bess Ward, Department Chair
Nora Zelizer, Department Manager
Sheryl Robas, Graduate/Undergraduate Coordinator