Department of Geosciences

Become a geoscientist!

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Research, education, and outreach dealing with the nature of the earth.

Geosciences students and faculty investigate earth processes at scales that range from atomic to planetary. Our undergraduate program offers B.S. degrees with Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Earth Sciences Education options and our graduate program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in one of our many research areas. Our department also operates the Museum of Geosciences, open to the public and located in 2062 Derring Hall.

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Hokiesaurus Presents

See an overview of our Museum of Geosciences' outreach program, Hokiesaurus Presents: Where does your water come from? 

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2019 Senior Seminar Outreach

See the 2019 Senior Seminar outreach video on the geology of the Cascades in Giles County, Virginia! Visit our YouTube channel (VT Geosciences) for additional videos on the geology of the surrounding area.

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Study Abroad with Geosciences

Interested in the Study Abroad program?  Spend a semester studying at the Steger Center for International Scholarship, our beautiful campus in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.  
The stunning drone videos below are from the 2018 cross-Alps field trip organized by the Center.

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