Undergraduate Program

Do you:

  • enjoy traveling and working outdoors?
  • like hands-on work?
  • imagine your office at the base of a mountain range or in a pristine river valley?
  • want to be at the forefront of a high-tech, societally relevant, and professionally satisfying field?

Are you interested in:

  • learning about the Earth’s vast history?
  • understanding why dinosaurs and other life forms became extinct?
  • understanding why mountains and volcanoes form, and why earthquakes happen?
  • exploring for mineral deposits or oil and gas resources with state-of-the-art computer technology?
  • helping to sustain the world’s supply of fresh water?

Then consider a degree in Geosciences at Colorado State University!

A Geosciences degree at Colorado State University provides a solid background in basic sciences and mathematics, substantial field and laboratory experience, and training in computer applications and professional communication. Our Department provides an atmosphere conducive to learning. We pride ourselves in providing our students with a solid foundation and real-world experience in areas such as:

Geoscience students also get to experience a hands-on capstone summer field course!

  • Fluvial geomorphology
  • Geochemistry
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geochronology
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Sedimentology and stratigraphy
  • Structural geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geodynamics
  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Economic Geology
Photo of three students int he field making maps.

If you are a prospective transfer student, we encourage you to review our transfer guide, which is designed to aid students currently enrolled at Front Range Community College and other Colorado two-year institutions to transition to our department.

If you are planning a visit to Colorado State University and would like to meet with someone from the Geosciences department, or you would like to learn more about declaring a Geoscience major, please contact the department at geosciences@colostate.edu.

 How to Apply

If you are a prospective freshman or transfer student and would like more information on applying to Colorado State University, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission.