Geoscience is the broad and interdisciplinary study of the composition, structure and processes of the Earth. It includes studying Earth materials (minerals, rocks, fossils, soils), resources (surface and groundwater, oil, gas, minerals), and the atmosphere (weather and climate) through field work, laboratory analysis, modeling and geospatial analysis. While emphasis is placed on the Earth as it is today, geosciences also includes the entire evolutionary history of the planet leading up to the current environmental issues that face society, such as global climate change, resource availability, and natural disasters. The Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources offers a Bachelor of Science degree program in Geoscience with several concentration options. Students who wish to pursue a Geoscience degree can choose from four concentrations:
The Geosciences Program at UT Martin offers a BS degree in geosciences in four concentrations (geology, meteorology, geosystems: geographic information systems (GIS) option, and geosystems: Earth science option). The department consists of seven full-time faculty and one instructor with specializations in mineralogy/petrology, structural geology and tectonics, field geology, meteorology and climatology, sedimentation/stratigraphy, paleontology, GIS/remote sensing, marine geology, and hydrogeology. The faculty is student-oriented and works closely with geoscience majors.
We invite you to learn more about what we have to offer. Please utilize the links in the column to the left to see more information about the Geoscience degree program at UT Martin.
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University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238
Interim Chair: Dr. Wesley Totten