Iowa State University - Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

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The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science degree in geology and the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Earth science. The B.S. in geology focuses on traditional geology and environmental geology/hydrogeology, while laying a solid foundation for further graduate study. The B.S. in Earth science provides a broader overview of geology and supporting sciences. The B.A. in Earth science is designed primarily for careers in secondary education. 

The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in earth science, geology, and meteorology. The departmental faculty includes scientists in earth science (1), geology (10), and meteorology (5). The main office and earth science and geology faculty are located in the Science I Building. Graduate students are generally provided office space near those faculty with whom they work most closely to enhance the exchange of ideas and information.

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Climatology and Meteorology, Geology, Economic Geology, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Geophysics, Glaciology, Hydrogeology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Degrees: BA, BS, MS, PhD
  • State: Iowa
  • City: Ames
  • Phone: (515) 294-4477