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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. 

Devils Tower
2015 Black Hills Field Course

photo: Luther Striker  

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

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.


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



Last Updated: Thursday, October 29, 2015 4:28:50 PM