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Department of Geosciences
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Tomanek Hall 233
Phone: 785-628-5389

P. Grady Dixon, Chair
(785) 628-5389
pgdixon@fhsu.edu
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The Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Geosciences with a focus in either geography or geology. We also offer an undergraduate minor in Geosciences and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Study and training in the geosciences prepare you for teaching, graduate school, or careers in a variety of fields including education, government, and industry.

Academic Programs in Geosciences

Undergraduate Degrees in Geosciences
Bachelor of Science in Geosciences (Geology)
Bachelor of Science in Geosciences (Geography)

Minor/Certificate
Geosciences Minor
GIS User Certificate

Master’s Program
Master of Science in Geosciences (Thesis Options)
Master of Science in Geosciences (Non-Thesis Options)

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Geosciences at FHSU: Forward Thinking. World Ready.
At Fort Hays State University, you’ll pursue your geosciences academic program with a living laboratory just outside your front door. FHSU is located at the eastern margin of the High Plains, one of the most complete sections of Late Cretaceous rocks in North America. We’re also just a day's drive from numerous classic igneous, metamorphic, paleontological, and structural locales in Colorado, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, and New Mexico.

Proximity to these geologic treasures gives students fieldwork and other hands-on opportunities few schools can match. Paired with the guidance and mentorship of our expert faculty and departmental resources, students are well prepared for dozens of exciting and rewarding careers upon graduation. Undergraduate and graduate research is highly supported (check out some recent honors our students have earned), with scholarships and graduate teaching assistantships available for qualified students.

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