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Welcome to the College of Geosciences

Geoscientists are leaders that provide integrative solutions to pressing societal problems, which includes securing a reliable and affordable energy future, optimizing the use of our natural resources, predicting natural hazards and ideantifying mitigating actions that will allow communities to prosper in times of adversity, expanding our knowledge of Earth and planetary systems for the benefit of future genrerations, and educating a geoscience workforce who will become future leaders. 

The world needs geoscientists  - critically.  Challenges created by our changing global environment create great demand for geoscientists and the number of jobs for geoscientists are predicted to grow by 22% in the next 10 years.  

As students, you will join one of the few colleges in the United States to combine all the geoscience disciplines under one roof: atmospheric sciences and meteorology, environmental geosciences, geography, geology and geophysics, oceanography, and water management and hydrology.

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What Are Geoscientists?

Geoscientists are Earth's advocates. We are the stewards of its resources and the investigators of the human effect on the environment. We study Earth's processes, and the interaction of its oceans, landforms and atmosphere.

What Do Geoscientists Do?

We respond to the world's grand challenges. How is the global climate changing? And what can we do about it? How do we respond to a growing population, migration and resettlement while protecting the increased demand on our cities, agricultural lands and coastlines? How do we provide worldwide access to clean energy, clean air, and clean water? How can we better prepare for hurricanes and drought, for earthquakes and tornadoes, for heat waves and rising sea levels?

Our exemplary programs are distinguished by:

Immersive Field Work Experiences

The very nature of geosciences makes us world travelers. Our professors and students can be on a research ship off Antarctica, atop a mountain in the Italian Alps or in a remote village in Norther India. The world is our classroom, our lab, our passion.

Incredible Opportunities to Study Here and Abroad

The College continues to expand international opportunities and high impact learning experiences for all students. Programs already established or are well in the planning processes include Brazil, the Caribbean, Qatar, Mexico and other Central and South American countries. Students have recently studied or conducted research in Costa Rica, China, Italy, New Zealand, Germany, Norway and England. Texas A&M study abroad encompasses a variety of international experiences ­ study, research, internships, volunteer, and service learning programs. Study abroad opportunities are available for all students ­ freshman through Ph.D. candidates.

Relevant Field Trips Students regularly participate in field trips throughout Texas, the Southwest and the Rocky Mountain states, from a long weekend to a six-week field camp.

Unique Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Research experience is a defining value of the College of Geosciences ­ even for undergraduates. Students work on specific projects with a professor, learning how to do research, how to evaluate the results and how to communicate the outcome to other scientists and the public. The programs may be conducted in College Station but are just as likely to be anywhere in the world. Inquire within.

Emphasis on Effective Communication as a Success Strategy

As an Aggie Geoscientist, we believe that your ability to communicate clearly, especially in scientific and technical fields, is critical to your future success. Our program provides writing assistance, supplemental learning instructors and an integrated communications curriculum so you can learn to speak, write and present your work with clarity, conviction and vision.

Internships

Texas A&M University offers career services to help with internship placement. Internships are a great way for students to get work experience and to decide on a career path. The more experience you have at graduation the better your chances of job placement:

Benefits:

  • Get professional work experience.
  • Develop your skills and abilities.
  • Expand your professional network.
  • Serve as good practice for your eventual full-time job search. You will learn how to network, write cover letters and a resume, and interview effectively.
  • Decide if you are interested in or compatible with a certain major or career field.
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