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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. 

Geo Seminar - Dr. Karen Gran, Friday May 3, 2:00 pm

On Friday, May 3rd at 2 PM, Dr. Karen Gran of the University of Minnesota-Duluth will present on using geomorphic information to inform watershed management decisions of the Minnesota River.

Dr. Gran's talk is titled: "Cleaning up the muddy Minnesota River: Incorporating geomorphic history into watershed management"

Location: Century Theater in the Memorial Union of NDSU
Date: Friday, May 3
Time: 2:00 pm

Hosted by the NDSU Environmental and Conservation Sciences (ECS) Grad Student Association, The ECS Program, and the NDSU Dept of Geosciences.

All are welcome!

Dr. Stephanie Day to Present in Bismarck April 23

 Dr. Stephanie Day will present Tuesday, April 23 in Bismarck on “The Lasting Legacy of Glacial Lake Agassiz on our Region's Rivers." The talk will be at this month’s North Dakota Geological Society meeting, to be held in the conference room at the Department of Mineral Resources, located at 1000 E. Calgary Ave. in Bismarck at 12:00(noon) on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Geo Seminar on Lake Agassiz Chronology, April 17

Geosciences Seminar

“Construction of the Lake Agassiz varve chronology (Minnesota and Ontario)”

Dr. Andrew Breckenridge

University of Wisconsin – Superior

April 17, 2019, 4:00 pm in Stevens Hall 134

All are welcome! – refreshments will be served

Darwin Day 2019

NDSU's 10th annual Darwin Day celebration was held on February 14th and 15th, 2019. This event was a great success! It celebrates the life and work of Charles Darwin.

Alumni and Friends Weekend a Great Success!

On Friday - Saturday, October 5-6, 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 7:30 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.


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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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