College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
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Degree Options

  • Environmental & Applied Geology, B.S.
  • Minors in Geography and Geology
  • Certificates in Environmental Education and Geographic Information Systems

Who Would be Interested in Geosciences?

Geoscience integrates the diverse skills of all STEM fields and applies them directly to real world problems. 

Students who are interested in:

  • How the earth works
  • Innovative research that affects society
  • Earth history, processes & materials
  • Global issues and world development
  • Environmental and sustainability issues
  • Using geographic data to make informed decisions (in many fields of study)
  • Alternative energy solutions
  • Hydrology and hydrogeology
  • Natural disasters & hazard mitigation
  • Fossils & dinosaurs
  • Climatology and climate change
  • Soils and agriculture
  • Applying math, science and computer technologies to solve complex problems
  • Travel and adventure

Why Geosciences?

  • Geoscientists are in high demand and earn competitive salaries
  • Geographic information is used in a wide variety of careers in fields as diverse as science, business, environment, government, health sciences, engineering, education, homeland security, criminal justice.
  • Opportunities for student-centered research, high-quality faculty mentoring, and professional development in GIS, and opportunities for field studies and studies abroad
  • State-of-the-art facilities, computing facilities, and equipment/instrumentation prepare graduates for top jobs

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

Students may select Geosciences upon applying to the university.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • GIS Technician, City of Berea, Kentucky
  • GIS Manager, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
  • Digital Cartographer, Mapcom Systems
  • LiDAR Technician, Quantum Spatial
  • Lieutenant, U.S. Army

How Do I Get More Information?

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

Sebor Scholarship
Kennamer Scholarship