Department of Geosciences
The 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.
A native of Rosemount, Minnesota, Nick Hugo is a double-major
at NDSU in Geology and Biology -- a perfect combination for his
passion for paleontology. Nick has recently returned from New
Zealand, where he assisted NDSU paleontologist Dr. Lydia Tackett
on a reconnaissance research trip. Their goal was to document
how marine animals lived during the Triassic Period (about 220
million years ago). This included preliminary work at the University
of Auckland and then a search for new fossil localities on the South
News and Events:
Departmental Newsletter: The Buffalo Rock • February, 2015
Course Planner: Course planner • 2015-2018
New Curriculum Guide:
2014-15 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.