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Caprock Canyons TripThe Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University provides a wide range of research and educational experiences in the field of earth & atmospheric sciences. The Department has a strong commitment to research, education & outreach in the subdisciplines of Earth Sciences including physical & human geography, geology, geophysics and atmospheric science. Our faculty are recognized experts in the fields of geochemistry, geophysics, geomorphology, arid land-use studies, bio-geography, urban & economic geography, environmental studies, structural geology & plate tectonics, vertebrate/invertebrate paleontology, atmospheric science, and the application of geographical information systems to solve geological & environmental problems.

Graduates of the program can be found at work in the petroleum industry, state and federal agencies, environmental firms, and major colleges and universities. We instruct students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the earth sciences and offer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.


Atmospheric Science (ATMO) (Graduate Program Only)
Geology (GEOL & GPH)
Geography (GEOG)

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