NMSU branding
New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


Geological Sciences

Professor, Nancy J. McMillan, Department Head

Professors Amato, McMillan; Associate Professor Ramos; Assistant Professor ; Burgette, Hampton; College Assistant Professor Johnson; Adjunct Professors , Davis, Witcher; Emeritus Faculty Lawton, Mack

phone: (575) 646-2708

website: http://geology.nmsu.edu


Geology Course Descriptions

Students earning the BS in Geology, any option, may also earn the Undergraduate Research Certificate in the Department of Geological Sciences. Completion of the Undergraduate Research Certificate includes completion of an undergraduate research project, participation in the department's undergraduate research meetings and one of the following: 1) a senior thesis; 2) a manuscript submitted for a publication; or 3) an oral or poster presentation at a national or regional meeting. Undergraduate Research Certificates are presented at the department's annual awards ceremony.

The Department of Geological Sciences also cooperates with the Department of Physics in offering a BS degree in physics with a concentration in geophysics. Requirements are listed in the Department of Physics section of this catalog.

DEGREE: Bachelor of Science

  • MAJOR: Geology
    • OPTION: Earth and Environmental Systems
    • OPTION: Earth Science Education
    • OPTION: Geological Sciences

MINOR: