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.
Seminar Thursday Nov 14, 12:30
As part of the ECS (Environmental and Conservation Sciences) "Green Bag" Lunch Lecture Series, Dr. Allan Ashworth, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Geology, will present
"The Last Glacial Maximum on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington"
Time: 12:30 pm
Date: November 14 (Thursday)
Location: NDSU Memorial Union, Meadow Lark Room
All Are Invited!
Welcome to Fall Semester!
NDSU Geosciences is offering a variety of courses for Fall, 2019.
Please contact us with any questions!
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, 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)
Jessie Rock is a co-recipient of the 2018 College of Science & Mathematics Award for Excellence in Service. Jessie has over the years tirelessly advocated for the mission of the Geosciences Department, College of Science and Mathematics, and North Dakota State University in various outreach efforts including: Dakota Horizons Fargo Big Event, PBS Share-A-Story, NDSU Darwin Days, and National Fossil Day. Jessie also is currently involved in feasibility studies for a natural science museum in Fargo-Moorhead. For more information, please visit:
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.