COVID-19: See our Phoenix Forward page

Skills & Abilities Gained with this Major

Communication. The Geoscience student will gain strong communication skills essential for communicating with people in other fields, many of whom lack scientific training.

State of the art. Technical skills gained through courses are numerous, including air photo interpretation, remote sensing, and computer science; all of which are invaluable for the earth scientist.

Flexibility. Students have the unique opportunity and ability to function both in a field AND a laboratory setting. This not only provides the students with a higher quality of educational experience, but also better prepares them for the job market by increasing their skills.

Intelligence. Geoscience students are able to think and comprehend in at least four different dimensions, and are also able to deal with and understand spatial data.

Awareness. Students will understand the interconnection of all life systems (also called Earth System Science).