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UCONN Geoscience

This presentation gives a brief overview of the Geoscience major at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus.
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Jean Crespi

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# of Geoscience Undergraduate Majors
We are a small program. Geoscience undergraduate majors work closely with their professors and have many opportunities to collaborate with their fellow students.
UCONN GEOSCIENCE PROGRAM
FACTS
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# of Required Core Courses in Geoscience
Geoscience undergraduate majors are required to complete a total of four core courses in addition to electives and the required capstone course.
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# of Field Trips in Geoscience Courses
Geoscience undergraduate majors have numerous opportunities to gain hands-on experience by participating in field trips and internships.
Students studying mountain building processes with Dr. Tim Byrne in Taroko Gorge, Taiwan.
Capstone Courses
GSCI 4050W
GSCI 4996W
Geoscience & Society
Undergraduate Research Thesis
For more information, contact:
Jean Crespi
jean.crespi@uconn.edu
this is Tim
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Associate Professor
Geosciences
Students gathering information on water chemistry to understand geomicrobiological processes in Green Lake, New York.
Students examining a soil core during a groundwater hydrology lab at the UCONN well field.
Students looking at evidence for ancient earthquakes at an outcrop along the Connecticut River (GSCI 3030 Field Trip).
Students pondering natural hazards while standing in a streambed with Dr. Will Ouimet in Taiwan (GSCI 3990 Field Trip).
Students pausing near a brook to listen to Dr. Robert Thorson discuss landform evolution (GSCI 3020 Field Trip).
Where are UCONN Geoscience Graduates TODAY?
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% of Students Completing a Double Major
Geoscience undergraduate majors can enrich their education and improve their job prospects by combining a Geoscience major with an additional major or minor.
90k
# of Dollars in Median Annual Salary of a Geoscientist
The employment outlook for geoscientists, hydrologists, and environmental geoscientists is bright. Growth is expected in numbers of positions and salary.
http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/public_administration/19-2042
http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/public_administration/19-2043
http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/public_administration/19-2041
Core Courses
Electives
GSCI 3020
REQUIRED
AT LEAST 1 COURSE
FROM THIS GROUP
GSCI 3710
GSCI 4110
GSCI 4120
GSCI 4130
GSCI 4210
GSCI 4230
GSCI 4330
GSCI 4735
Engineering & Environmental Geology
Sedimentology
Paleobiology
Geomicrobiology
Glacial Processes & Materials
GIS & Remote Sensing for GSCI Applications
Active Tectonics
Introduction to Ground-Water Hydrology
1. Complete requirements of each major.
2. Complete a minimum of 48 credits without overlap.
3. This generally requires three to four courses in addition to those required for the two majors.
24 credits in
GSCI major
24 credits in
ENVS major

Sean Flynn / UCONN photo
Photo by Ellen Lamont
Photo by Ellen Lamont
Photo by Pieter Visscher
Photo by Ellen Lamont
Photo by Gary Robbins
Photo by Ellen Lamont
Earth Surface Processes
GSCI 3010
Earth History & Global Change
GSCI 3030
Earth Structure
GSCI 3040
Earth Materials
ADDITIONAL FIELD & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
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