Universities and Colleges

Study programs at the post high school level

Winona State University

Geoscience is the study of the earth - its atmosphere, hydrosphere, internal composition, structure, processes, and history. Geoscientists study the earth at present, using the outdoors as their laboratory, where studies of rocks, landforms and earth processes enable geologists to decipher earth's history and to predict its future. The earth is dynamic, and processes that act to shape the earth are complex and inter-related. Thus, all courses within the department are related to one another in unraveling the complex picture of the planet on which we live.

University of St. Thomas

The University of St. Thomas geology department is a great place to do interdisciplinary science, integrating chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering to understand the Earth. The geology department also plays a key role in the new Environmental Science BS degree at UST, which brings together all of the science departments at the university.

University of Minnesota, Morris

As a discipline, geology is classically defined as the study of the Earth. Over the years, however, the geosciences have evolved to encompass a broad range of subdisciplines, each focusing on a specific group of Earth processes.

In practice, geologists also draw heavily on the allied sciences of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and biology. Thus, geology is an interdisciplinary science, and in some cases to such a degree that there exist, for example, the subdisciplines of geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and geophysics.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

All schools, colleges, and universities are dedicated to teaching; but a research university has the responsibility for discovery of new knowledge and for training the next generation of scholars and teachers. The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Minnesota has long been one of the nation's outstanding departments. It was established in 1874 and has a prestigious reputation for educating graduate students who have gone on to successful and productive careers throughout the world.

University of Minnesota, Duluth

Our mission is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the highest quality earth science education. We take great pride in a strong tradition of undergraduate geology, with many opportunities for field-based study and independent research. Our commitment to undergraduate education is reflected in our highly rated undergraduate research program.

St. Cloud State University

The earth and atmospheric sciences encompass a broad range of interdisciplinary fields built on a foundation of physical sciences and mathematics. The EAS department's major programs in geology, hydrology, meteorology, and earth and space science teaching are designed to effectively prepare students for productive careers in these professions or for continued study at the graduate level.

Southwest Minnesota State University

Environmental Science Program offers a diversified selection of courses in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences. Supporting courses in biology, chemistry and geology are an important part of this curriculum in that they provide additional skills and knowledge required of environmental scientists.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Geology is the study of the Earth, its materials, and its processes. It concerns itself with solving basic scientific problems and utilizing knowledge of the Earth for the benefit of mankind. Its concerns include but are not limited to soil preservation, water production and quality, hazards mitigation, resource exploration and production, engineering of structures large and small, climate change, and the history of life on Earth and the search for life on other planets.

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

The Geosciences Major provides students with an opportunity to understand the Earth, including processes that have shaped its past and those that will shape its future, and the relationships among place, landscape, climate, culture, economy, and people. Students can choose one of three emphases: Geology, Geoarchaeology, or Geographical Science.

Macalester College

The geology program at Macalester focuses on all aspects of the Earth. Students who take our courses explore the origin of the Earth and solar system, the formation of continents and oceans, the evolution and extinction of life, the distribution and availability of natural resources, and the impact of humans on the environment.

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