The Department of Geosciences offers a suite of STEM-centered programs for students who want to develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, technical communication, and data analysis techniques by studying Earth’s processes and properties.

Students learn current concepts and practices in Earth Science and have opportunities to generate new knowledge by working alongside accomplished faculty researchers. Research experiences, internships, and experiential learning are integral components of the learning experiences that we offer.

Graduates of each program can take new knowledge bases and skill sets to professional careers in natural resources or environmental sciences, advanced studies in graduate school, or any future where scientific thinking is used.


Submissions from 2024


Pre-Plinian Perplexity: Identifying and Constraining an Anomalous PDC During the Initial Stages of the May 18, 1980 Mt. St. Helens Eruption, Justin Crevier

Submissions from 2021


Validating Geoclaw for Simulating Teton Dam Failure by Comparison with HEC-RAS Results and Historical Observations, Hannah R. Spero