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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. 

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.

In Geology, these include Physical Geology (GEOL 105) and Lab (Geol 105L), Mineralogy and Lab (GEOL 420/421), Sedimentology/Stratigraphy (GEOL 410), and Oceanography (GEOL 219).

There are also two field courses offered, Geology of the Black Hills (GEOL 302) and Eastern North Dakota Field Experience (GEOL 107L).

In Geography, we are offering a new course this semester, Remote Sensing of the Environment (GEOG 465), along with Introduction to GIS (GEOG 455) and World and Regional Geography (GEOG 161).

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)

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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