Geoscience at the University of Minnesota

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The University of Minnesota is one of the nation's largest schools, with more than 68,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students distributed between the flagship campus in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and four coordinate campus across the state. Founded in 1851, "The U" now offers bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degrees across the full spectrum of disciplines.

The Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences, established in 1874, is part of the University's College of Science and Engineering. Since then, the school has graduated more than 2000 geoscientists.

Degree Programs

  • B.S. in Earth Science with focus groups in
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Biogeoscience
    • Hydrogeology
    • Geochemistry
    • Environmental Geology
  • B.A. in Earth Sciences
  • B.S. in Geoengineering is offered through the Civil Engineering Department

Support for Diverse Students

Preparing Future Teachers

Participation in Interdisciplinary Programs

Serving the Campus Community

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