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UHD Introduces New Geosciences Degree

geoscienceUHD is happy to announce the latest academic addition - a bachelor of science degree in geosciences!

The B.S. in geosciences, the sciences related to the planet Earth, will allow students to concentrate their studies in geochemistry, petroleum geotechnology or environmental geology.

  • Geochemistry - the science that uses the tools and principles of chemistry to explain the mechanisms behind major geological systems such as the Earth's crust and its oceans. The realm of geochemistry extends beyond the Earth, encompassing the entire Solar System.
  • Petroleum Geotechnology - the application of scientific methods and engineering techniques to the exploitation and utilization of petroleum.
  • Environmental Geology - an applied science concerned with the practical application of the principles of geology in the solving of environmental problems. Involves the study of the interaction of humans with the geologic environment.

Interested students will be able to declare a major in this degree beginning Fall 2013 and at least eight current UHD students are prepared to join the program at that time.

The degree is supported by five core geology faculty: Ken Johnson, Glen Merrill, Penny Morris-Smith, Don Musselwhite and Ayorinde Idowu, along with Janusz Grebowicz and Larry Sterna in the physics concentration.

More information about the program will be available soon.