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Geoscientists Impact Our World

Geoscientists are problem solvers, addressing issues related to energy & water resources, natural disasters, and environmental protection. Knowledge of geoscience, the scientific study of Earth's dynamic processes and history, will be key to achieving sustainability in the 21st century.

As a geoscientist, you can work as an environmental scientist, hydrologist, engineering geologist, computer cartographer/GIS analyst, or even a planetary geologist studying planets and moons to understand the origin of our solar system.


You Will Like the Geosciences If...

♦ You enjoy learning about minerals, rocks, fossils, earthquakes, & volcanoes
♦ You are curious about how geologic processes affect peoples' day-to-day lives
♦ Making maps and interpreting satellite imagery sounds intriguing
♦ You often wonder how our planet was formed and continues to change
♦ You enjoy field trips and want to learn in Utah's amazing "outdoor laboratory"

Can You Picture Yourself Here?

Can you see yourself using your curiosity, knowledge, and skills to improve how human communities interact with their environment, solve problems, and plan for the future?

We have several degrees designed to help you make that happen.

Cleaning up the environment, exploring for natural resources and helping communities prepare for and lessen the impact of geologic hazards, there are many careers that will allow you to
help make the world a better place today, and for generations to come.

We Can Help You Make it Happen!

♦ New Students, first complete the online application for admission to WSU.

♦ If you are just beginning, have questions about the university or general education classes, or are wondering which program of study to declare or what initial classes you should be taking, please contact the College of Science Advisor, Jane Stout.

♦ If you feel confident that you understand the lay of the (university) land, and are ready to declare a Geoscience program, make an appointment by email to meet with Dept. Chair, Dr. Rick Ford, He'll answer your questions, get your program declared, help you with your schedule, and introduce you to your ongoing faculty advisor. 




Let's Connect!



Advisor & Office Hrs

New Major Advisor
Dr. Rick Ford
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
M/W/F, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Mailing Address

Weber State University
College of Science
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2507
Ogden, UT 84408-2507

Building Location

Tracy Hall Science Center (TY 338)

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