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Department of Geosciences


Department of Geosciences is home to NDSU's Geology and Geography programs. We are also home to about 50 undergraduate majors, who participate in a close-knit environment with opportunities for research, field trips and other educational experiences. We invite your inquiries into our program and to arrange for an appointment and tour.



News and Events

National Fossil Day Celebration in Fargo, Oct. 15th:  NDSU Paleontologist, Dr. Lydia Tackett, will do a public presentation on the Mesozoic Marine Revolution. This all-ages event will start at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 15th at the Fargo Public Library-Downtown. There will be activities for children, including an opportunity to earn a Junior Paleontologist badge. Sponsored by ND Assoc. of Women Geoscientists.

Departmental Newsletter: The Buffalo Rock • December 2013

Revised Course Planner: Course planner • 2014-2017

New Curriculum Guide:
Are you a "Geology" major?
2013-14 Curriculum Guide

Why Study Geology? Learn more about the career opportunities associated with becoming a geologist.

Lake Agassiz Rock Club: a public group interested in collecting/trading rocks and minerals and learning about geology. Meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month (except in summer), at Stevens Hall Room 136, NDSU. The public is invited.

Graduate Program in Environmental & Conservation Sciences: The ECS Program is a cross-disciplinary M.S. and Ph.D. program at NDSU. Faculty in the Department of Geosciences can advise graduate students in the program.

Make a Donation: NDSU Geosciences welcomes your donations in support of its undergraduate field training and scholarships. Learn more.

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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Donald P. Schwert, Professor and Chair
Department of Geosciences
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8455 / Fax: (701) 231-7149
Campus Address: Stevens Hall 201
Mailing Address: NDSU Dept 2745  PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Last Updated: Friday, September 19, 2014 7:57:57 AM