The Department of Geosciences offers a Masters of Science (M.S.) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. The completion of a graduate degree is excellent preparation for a career in governmental agencies, private industry, teaching, or research. The strong placement record and extensive alumni network attest to the high quality of our graduate program.
Each graduate student follows a custom-tailored program of coursework and independent study developed with their advisor and graduate committee. Strengths of the department include emphasis on field studies, an interdisciplinary approach to addressing earth resource issues,global research interests, cutting edge analytical,field, and computational facilities, and close student/faculty working relationships.
The CSU Geosciences Program is internationally recognized for its strong emphasis on field-oriented studies in non-renewable resources and surficial processes. Faculty and students in the Department of Geosciences have been involved in research projects on all seven continents. Areas of specialization include: