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Department of Geoscience

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs in Geoscience

A geoscience undergraduate degree places you front and center in the biggest lab of them all: the universe. As a geoscience major, you'll develop the critical skills necessary to explore and analyze the natural sciences that relate to the earth and its environment: astronomy, geology, meteorology, and oceanography.

BS in Geology/Geology Track
BS in Geology/Energy Resources Track
BS in Geology/Environmental Track
BSEd in Earth and Space Science Education
Certificate in Shale Gas Energy (interdepartmental) 
Minor in Geology



The Geoscience Department's nine-meter planetarium is an outstanding teaching tool used extensively in undergraduate instruction, both in introductory astronomy courses and in classes for Earth and Space Science teaching majors, and is available for group visits by schools, scouts, or adult groups.

Support the Geoscience Department

Please consider a donation to the Joseph C. Clark Research Scholarship, Geoscience Foundation, the Paul Prince Memorial Scholarship, the Walt Granata Memorial Scholarship, and the Next Generation Field Geology Fund.

  • Geoscience Department
  • Walsh Hall, Room 111
    302 East Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2379
  • Fax: 724-357-6208
  • Office Hours
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.