University of Louisiana - Lafayette - School of Geosciences

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The sustainability of energy and environmental resources are two of the biggest scientific challenges we face nationally and globally. Our goal is to equip you — the next generation of scientists — with the tools you need to work in these fields and address our complex problems.

And you'll learn it all in south Louisiana, where petroleum exploration and production is booming — and where more than 40 percent of the country's wetlands are. There's a skyrocketing demand for geologists and environmental scientists. In a place with strong industrial and agricultural traditions, the UL Lafayette School of Geosciences is in the thick of it all.

Our faculty- and student-led research is known around the world. Our student team is the only one that's won the prestigious Imperial Barrel Award twice. We've revolutionized detecting carbon dioxide levels, giving us a way to look 400 million years into the past. We're curators of the Geology Museum, a place to research and exhibit fossils, minerals, and rocks.

Source: Department Website August 2016

Additional Info

  • Department Name: School of Geosciences
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geology, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, Structure and Tectonics, Paleontology, Petroleum Geology, Petrology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Degrees: BS, MS
  • State: Louisiana
  • City: Lafayette
  • Phone: (337) 482-6647