Geosciences begin with the ground we walk on, delve inward to the center of the Earth and expand outward to other planetary bodies in our solar system. Time spans of interest to geoscientists range from the formation of the solar system through the evolution of the continents, atmosphere, biosphere, and natural resources to the present day.  

Geoscientists study the composition, structure, and history of our surroundings and ultimately provide us with a better sense of ourselves, the universe around us, and our connection to everything.

Geoscientists employ remote sensing and geospatial information sciences technology while working on ships, climbing mountains, studying volcanoes, and digging for dinosaur bones in the desert. Geosciences careers appeal to those who enjoy working outdoors and traveling places both domestic as well as international.

We've had students and alumni visit all seven continents and even travel in space.

The mission of the Department of Geosciences is to deliver a challenging, stimulating, and useful education in geosciences to undergraduates and graduates at all degree levels and to add to our understanding of the Earth through the research of students, faculty, and staff.

And the department always appreciates keeping in contact with its former students.

Emile A. Pessagno Graduate Student Endowment Fund


James L. Carter Scholarship Fund




Candidate Lecture

Dr. Mostafa Naghizadeh is a candidate for the faculty position in the Department of Geosciences in the field of Geophysics. Dr. Naghizadeh will giving a lecture on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in ROC 2.103. The title of his presentation will be “Seismic data reconstruction and interpolation-compatible acquisition designs.”

Visiting Scholar

UT Dallas Geosciences will be hosting Professor Julian Pearce from March 8 - April 10. Prof Pearce will be working on results from stiencitif drilling in the Western Pacific IODP site 352 in the Bonin Forearc.

Lecturer Dives Deep into Abyss on Expedition

Spring 2015 Seminars

Monday April 13 3:30 Cathy Busby (AAPG Distinguished lecturer) Title TBA

Senior Achievement Award

Spring 2014:
Christina James
Fall 2014:
Bent Cland