Bachelor's Degree Program
Earn your bachelor’s degree in geoscience working in one of the most exciting natural laboratories on Earth. At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll have opportunities for field-based learning and undergraduate research that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
Map and interpret the geology in the wilderness of Alaska at one of the most exciting field camps in the country. Access our world-renowned Geophysical Institute and other state-of-the-art research facilities. Work alongside some of the world’s leading researchers in permafrost, glaciology, seismology and volcanology.
You can specialize your geoscience degree in geology, paleontology, geospatial science or geophysics. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to take on high-demand careers in a wide range of industries such as oil, mining and environmental consulting.
What Is Geoscience?
Geoscience is the study of the Earth and its people through geography, geology and geophysics. This includes a broad range of subjects like volcanism, plate tectonics, glaciology, remote sensing and mineralogy. Geoscience also involves the study of other planets, and solar systems, both to better understand the Earth and to expand our knowledge of the universe.
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Why Study Geoscience at UAF?
With its glaciers, volcanoes, mineral and oil deposits, Alaska offers some of the greatest natural resources in the world. For geoscience majors, it’s an opportunity for hands-on learning in a diverse landscape most people never get to experience. Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s degree in geoscience at UAF.
What Can You Do With a Geoscience Degree?
From jobs in mining to environmental planning, the degree in geoscience offers a wide range of career pathways. Our graduates are especially sought after by employers in the region for their specialized Arctic expertise and unique hands-on training.
Geoscience Degree Requirements
The bachelor’s degree in geoscience provides a broad background in the earth sciences as well as a solid foundation in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Depending on the concentration you choose (geology, paleontology, geospatial science or geophysics) you can also tailor your degree in geoscience to fit your personal and professional interests.
Bachelor’s Degree Programs Related to Geoscience
- Earth Science
- Natural Resources and Environment
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