Department Chair: Dr. Richard Ford
Location: Tracy Hall Science Center, Room 338
Telephone Contact: Marianne Bischoff 801-626-7139
Professors: Richard Ford, Michael Hernandez, Marek Matyjasik, Adolph Yonkee; Assistant Professors: Elizabeth Balgord, Carie Frantz; Visiting Lecturer: Sara Summers
The Geosciences are concerned with the Earth, its origin, composition, and evolution through time as well as studying the processes that affect the Earth and the life forms that have lived on it in the past. Many geoscience applications use computer technology (GIS and Remote Sensing) for mapping the Earth and modeling the processes that affect the planet. The department offers bachelor’s degrees in Geology, Applied Environmental Geosciences, and Earth Science Teaching, and an option in the Physical Science Composite Teaching Major. A Geology Minor, Earth Science Teaching Minor, and a Geospatial Analysis Minor are available. An Institutional Certificate in Geomatics (Applied Computer Mapping) is also available.
The Geosciences Department participates in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Minor Program and the Urban and Regional Planning Emphasis Program. Students who wish to enroll in one of these programs should indicate their desire to do so with the program coordinator who will help them work out a proper combination of courses to fit their particular needs. (See the Engaged Learning, Honors, and Interdisciplinary Programs section of the catalog.)
Geosciences Course Descriptions
ProgramsInstitutional CertificateBachelor of ArtsBachelor of ScienceMinorTeaching MinorHonors, Departmental