The School of Geology, Energy and the Environment Geology Program offers two different undergraduate geology degrees and a Master of Science in Geology. The B.S. and B.A. degrees in Geology follow a more classical geological route.
We offer a two-year M.S. degree program for about 10-15 students at a time, in an active, research-oriented environment. We stress personalized, individual attention to student research. Our program provides a combination of classical geological training, involving a significant field component, together with applications of modern technology, such as remote sensing and GIS, to solve geological and environmental problems. Graduate students become proficient in a variety of computer techniques. We are closely linked with the Institute for Environmental Studies at TCU, and many students carry out research in environmental geology, earth surface processes, drainage basin hydrology and related topics. Faculty and students also are engaged in structural, tectonic, sedimentological, paleontological, paleovolcanological and petrological studies in Oklahoma and Texas, Scotland, southern Africa, Peru, the Baja Peninsula and the Sierra Nevada in California. Petroleum geology is a particular strength of the department, with many of our students working as interns for local oil and gas companies.
Source: Department Website July 2010