University of Houston - Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

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The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston has a wide range of research programs central to the earth sciences. These include sedimentology, carbonate petrology, sequence stratigraphy, micropaleontology, structural geology, tectonics, geodynamics, marine geology, petroleum systems and geochemistry, inorganic geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, igneous petrology, thermochronology, GIS, remote sensing, seismology, applied geophysics, applied rock physics, whole earth geophysics, potential fields, hydrology, atmospheric sciences, climate change, and air pollution sciences.

The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Geology, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, a B.S. in Environmental Sciences, and a B.A. in Earth Sciences. Fieldwork is a major component of all degree programs. The Department also offers Professional M.S. programs in Petroleum Geology and Petroleum Geophysics that are offered at convenient hours for professional geoscientists working in industry or aspiring for a professional position within the petroleum industry. These programs have also been taught in several other countries (e.g., South Africa, Mexico, Venezuela). We also grant certification in GIS and Hydrology and offer a summer advanced short course sequence in petroleum geophysics for industry. The Department also is engaged in summer field camps in Geology and Geophysicsat the Yellowstone-Bighorn Research Association field station near Red Lodge, Montana. 

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Structure and Tectonics, Petrology, Seismology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Degrees: BS, MS, PhD
  • State: Texas
  • City: Houston
  • Phone: (713) 743.3399