Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Geoscience Degree Online or Face to Face

Now you can get a degree in Geoscience face to face or online. Your online courses will be enhanced with summer field experience. For more information about earning an online or face-to-face geoscience degree at Chadron State, click the links at left.

All online and face-to-face classes are offered on a rotational basis. See the Geoscience Four-Year Template for a typical plan that will get you your degree in four years.

As a geoscience student you will learn about water and energy, geological hazards and resources. You will develop your skills of observation and problems solving, love of the outdoors and working with people to solve complex problems. Your hard work will pay off when you are ready to become an asset for your community.

The Physical & Life Sciences Department has approximately $25,000 in Scholarships to award every year. Application forms are available here.

Annually awarded scholarship applications will be accepted ONLY between February 1 and March 15.  Please note that the majority of scholarships available require a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum

CSC's geology museum started as a teaching collection of rocks, minerals and fossils developed by Eleanor Barbour Cook. Mrs. Cook taught at CSC between 1923 and 1941. Through the years the collections and exhibits have grown to regional importance. The museum exhibits are open when classes are in session and can be visited at other times by appointment.

CSC’s Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum of Geology is a fun and informal learning center. Its beautiful displays of rocks, minerals and fossils are tangible examples of Earth system interaction. The museum’s trackway cast from Toadstool Park is one of the largest trace fossils on exhibit anywhere in the world. Read more about the museum's exhibits.

Harold and Eleanor Cook with daughters in 1914

Harold and Eleanor Cook with daughters in 1914

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