- BS in Earth Science with focus groups in
- Environmental Geology
- BA in Earth Sciences
- B.GeoE. - Geoengineering is offered through the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geological Engineering
Undergraduate students have the opportunity to work with individual faculty members and their research groups. Funding can come from a faculty member's research grant or students can apply for funding from the University. To see what areas of research might interest you and read about the U's funding:
- Individual faculty - Areas of Study and Research
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
There are some funding opportunities for geology and geophysics majors to help defray the cost of educational expenses. This list is not exhaustive, please feel free to search for other sources of funding.
- Departmental Undergraduate Scholarships (including Field Camp Scholarships)
- The University's National and International Scholarships Office
- Association for Women Geoscientists
- Geological Society of America
- Joshua M. Feinberg, Director of Undergraduate Studies
email@example.com; 651-500-5839; Office Hours on Thursdays 10 am to noon in room 283 of Shepherd Labs.
University of Minnesota Geological Society (a.k.a. GeoClub)
There is an official student organization for geo students. Other than social activities, this group raises money for the yearly spring field trip. See the GeoClub website and join the group's Facebook page.
Listing of Earth Sciences Courses
Outside the University, there are opportunities for undergraduates to gain research experience through summer internship programs. Listed here are just a few, please feel free to search for other internship opportunities.
- Undergraduate Internship Opportunities
- NSF-Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
- Environmental Careers Organization
- US Geological Survey
Careers in the Geosciences
- What can I do with a degree in Earth Sciences?
- Listed here are just few resources for geoscience job information. Again, this list is not exhaustive, please feel free to search for other available resources.
- Department of Earth Sciences Career Panel Discussions
During the spring semester, the department holds a career panel event for the benefit of students considering a non-academic career in the earth sciences. We invite professionals in the Earth Sciences who generously give of their time to come and provide information and advice to students about opportunities in the public and private sectors of geoscience employment. Please read the bios of the panel members for 2016 and 2015.
If you are interested in being on the panel, please contact the department at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.