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.
News and Events
North Dakota Geology Mini-Museum
As part of the West Fargo Public Library event,1 BOOK 1 COMMUNITY, NDSU Geologist, Jessie Rock, prepared a collection of minerals, rocks and fossils of the oil development area of North Dakota on display until mid-November. The display also contains posters illustrating North Dakota's western rock formations. Be sure to check out this great display!
Geosciences Department featured in Memorial Union Display
Visit the NDSU Memorial Union "Display Cages" to see items from Geosciences Department collections including fossils, rocks, and minerals. We are also featuring a compilation of videos about careers in the geosciences. Two new additions to our teaching collection are on display and include casts of a Dimetrodon skull and the right tusk from a Woolly Mammoth.
Thanks to Jessie Rock and the GEOL 105L Teaching Assistants for their great work on this display!
Departmental Newsletter: The Buffalo Rock • February, 2015
Course Planner: Course Planner • 2015-2018
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.