The Geosciences Department offers a variety of baccalaureate and advanced degrees as well as minors in both geology and geography. Study and training in the geosciences are designed to provide you with an understanding of the fundamentals of science, and to prepare you to enter either industry, teaching, or graduate school. The department offers a master of science degree in geosciences, focusing on either geography or geology. This program will prepare you to function as a professional and also provides a background should you wish to pursue a Ph.D. at another university.
Fort Hays State University is located at the eastern margin of the High Plains, one of the most complete sections of Late Cretaceous rocks in North America. Hays is a day's drive from numerous classic igneous, metamorphic, paleontological, and structural locales in Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, and New Mexico. Field work is emphasized in the department, and undergraduate research is encouraged. Scholarships and graduate teaching assistantships are available for qualified students.
Source: Department Website July 2010