Description of the major
The geosciences are concerned with understanding earth processes and the evolutionary history of the Earth. Geoscientists work to discover and develop natural resources such as groundwater, metals, and energy sources; to solve technology-generated environmental problems such as acid mine drainage and waste disposal; to predict geological events, such as the occurrence of earthquakes and volcanism; and to solve fundamental questions concerning the origin and evolution of Earth and life. Our degree programs stress data collection; investigation, analysis, and synthesis of information related to complex natural problems; and rigor of thought and clarity of oral and written expression.
College Email Lists (listserv)
Students may sign up for the Earth and Mineral Sciences listserv by calling the EMS Student Center at 814-863-2751. EMS Undergraduate Announcements
publishes news about student events, academics, club meetings, and jobs/internships.