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Department of Geosciences


The Department of Geosciences is home to NDSU's Geology and Geography programs. Our approximately 35 undergraduate majors participate in research, field trips and other educational experiences in a close-knit environment. We also advise graduate students in interdisciplinary programs at NDSU. We invite your inquiries into our program and to arrange a tour. 

Welcome to Fall Semester!

NDSU Geosciences is offering a variety of courses for Fall, 2020.

In Geology, these include Physical Geology (GEOL 105) and Lab (Geol 105L), Geochemistry (GEOL 428), Structural Geology (GEOL 457), Field Geology (GEOL450)

In Geography, we are offering Introduction to GIS (GEOG 455/655), World Regional Geography (GEOG 161), Geography of North America (GEOG 262), and GIS Pattern Analysis and Modeling (GEOG/GEOL 480/680) .

Please contact us with any questions!

The Geology Major at NDSU is a launching pad to a variety of careers!

NDSU Geosciences Statement

NDSU Geosciences condemns racist behavior. We respect all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. This respect should be shown both on and off campus; in-person or virtual.  NDSU students, staff and faculty are committed to the university policies regarding discrimination: 

Beyond our department and campus community, these standards apply in our profession. The Code of Conduct for the Geological Society of America.

Department News

The department is slated to be part of a newly constructed building in the center of campus, Sugihara Hall. The building, which will house the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Department of Geosciences, along with classrooms began construction in the summer of 2020. Stay tuned for more info!

Alumni and Friends Weekend a Great Success!

On Friday - Saturday, October 5-6, 2018, students, faculty and alums met at the 2018 NDSU Geosciences Alumni and Friends Weekend to renew friendships and make new ones. Events included presentations, lab tours, mock interviews for students, a dinner program and a Saturday field trip.

Congratulations to Jerry Mayer, the recipient of the College of Science and Mathematics Distinguished Alumni Award!

Thanks to all who donated and participated - we hope to make this gathering a regular event.

Dean Scott Wood and Jerrold Mayer ('76)

Departmental Newsletter: The Buffalo Rock • Summer, 2017

Departmental Strategic Plan: Goals & Metrics

Course Planner: Course Planner

Curriculum Guide 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 7:00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month (except in summer), at Stevens Hall Room 134, 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.


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Department of Geosciences
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8785 or +1 (701) 231-8455 / Fax: (701) 231-7149
Campus Address: Stevens Hall 127 or Geosciences Building 201
Mailing Address: NDSU Dept 2745  PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050


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