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.
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?