University of New Mexico - Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

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The Department offers a large and expanding variety of introductory and intermediate courses for undergraduate students who are interested in learning about how our fascinating planet works (including an option for a Minor in Earth Sciences). Undergraduate programs emphasize a solid foundation in a broad range of Earth and Planetary Science disciplines, with research opportunities for advanced undergraduates in particular fields. Graduate students may pursue studies emphasizing climatology and paleoclimatology; crystallography and materials science; environmental geology; geochemistry; geomorphology; geophysics; geodynamics; geospatial analysis; hydrology; igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary petrology; invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology; mineralogy; paleomagnetism; planetary sciences, sedimentology; soils; stratigraphy; structural geology; tectonics; and volcanology.

Source: Department Website July 2015

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geology, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Hydrology, Structure and Tectonics, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Petrology, Volcanology
  • Degrees: BA, BS, MS, PhD
  • State: New Mexico
  • City: Albuquerque
  • Phone: (505) 277-0111