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.
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.