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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
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Department of Geosciences - Student Resources

Academic Program & Course Information  |    GIS Lab  |    Money: Scholarships & Jobs 
Student Professional Development    |    General Resources

Academic Program and Course Information

Academic Programs & Degrees - The Department offers baccalaureate and advanced degrees with flexible career emphasis options as well as minors in both geology and geography.

Certificate Programs  

Field Trips - Every semester the Department offers a variety of field trips and field experiences designed to expand on concepts learned in core geosciences courses and to provide participants with real-world experience exploring specific geologic or geographic topics.

FHSU Geosciences Clubs - All Geosciences majors are encouraged to join at least one of the department clubs. The Sternberg Geosciences and Geocaching combined club is open to all students. Two clubs are currently underdevelopment for students interested in Petroleum Geology.

Student Academic Planner - The Student Academic Planner is a tool designed to provide students with important academic information and assistance with college success. This file is updated and maintained by the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center.

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Geosciences Scholarship Information  - The Department of Geosciences has scholarships available for incoming freshmen, undergraduates, and graduates.

Jobs/Internships/Career Opportunities


 The GIS Lab is not an open public computer lab and is available ONLY for the following:

  • Geosciences students assigned class or research projects requiring use of specific programs available only in the GIS Lab,
  • Students enrolled in a FHSU GIS, Remote Sensing, or Cartography class
  • Students/individuals/organizations with written permission to use the computers, equipment, or software available in the lab for a specified time

GIS Lab Open Hours - Spring 2017

Monday        8:00-12:30, 1:30-6:00
Tuesday      8:00-9:00, 11:45-1:20, 4:30-5:30
Wednesday    9:00-12:30, 1:30-3:00, 4:00-6:00
Thursday     8:00-9:00, 11:45-1:20, 4:30-5:30
Friday           9:00-12:30, 1:30-3:00

NOTE: Notices and hours posted at the lab will take precedence over hours listed on the website. The GIS Lab is closed during intersessions (such as Spring Break, Fall Break, Christmas Break, Summer) and holidays. Groups or student project participants may request permission to use the lab during regular office hours during intersessions.

General Resource Links

Sustainability at Fort Hays State University - Fort Hays State University supports sustainability, both on and off campus, through academic programs, student life, operations, and research. At FHSU, "Sustainability" isn't a buzzword - it's an actionable philosophy around which we develop initiatives, policies and pedagogy that will help us become an environmentally responsible institution. 

The Critical Issues Webinars (AGI) - The Critical Issues Program hosts webinars on a variety of topics that bring geoscientists and decision makers together to discuss potential solutions to challenges at the interface of geoscience and society. All webinar presentations and questions are recorded and made available for viewing on our website. 

On-Line Education and Research Resources - For Research, Learning, and Educators - A website listing various resources for continuing education, educators, and individuals wishing to learn more about various aspects of geosciences. Listing includes links to professional organizations, information and research materials, and interactive websites.

Geosciences on Social Media

FHSU Geosciences on Facebook -  All Geosciences majors, alumni, and anyone interested in Geosciences is welcome to join the FHSU Geosciences group on Facebook. Departmental and student activities, events, and social gatherings are regularly posted to this group page.

Geoscience Organization Newsletters - This page includes a listing of many  Geoscience related Organizations' e-publications.

AGI GeoConnection - A Facebook network for the Geosciences.  GeoConnection is a place to meet other geoscientists, tune in what's going on in the geoscience community, and find innovative ideas for your future career.

Student Professional Development

Conferences/Meetings, Organizations & Other Networking Opportunities for Students


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