The Department of Geological Sciences at New Mexico State University offers both undergraduate and graduate study leading to the B.S. and M.S. degrees in geological science. Advanced training offered through the program of study can qualify students for employment in such branches of geological science as environmental geology, hydrology, or the energy industry, for government service, or may serve as preparation for further graduate study. Field trips are a part of many of the classes in this program and the location of NMSU in the southern part of the Rio Grande rift allows students to get hands-on experience with world-class geology within a few hours of campus.
Source: Department Website July 2010