BS degree in Geoscience,
online or face to face

Geoscience Geoscience students’ field skills are enhanced by the use of GIS Geoscience CSC students visiting Costa Rica photograph Brahma cattle near Palo Verde National Park Geoscience Gravel beds recording regional sedimentary events are discussed on geology field trips Geoscience Small-scale thrust faulting south of Chadron records events associated with Black Hills uplift Geoscience Students on a trip to Costa Rica tour the tropical rain forest at La Selva biological station Geoscience A thrust fault in the Bridger Range brings Paleozoic rocks into view for CSC students Geoscience CSC students study a crevasse in Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies Geoscience CSC students explore a crevasse in Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park, Canadian Rockies Geoscience Students sometimes find themselves studying outcrops in less than ideal weather conditions Geoscience 30-million year old mammal trackways are the subject of much study by CSC students and faculty

CSC Geoscience is now online

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 get involved with issues of water and energy, geological hazards and land use. You can apply your skills for observation and working with people, your love of the outdoors and your knack for understanding complex relationships. Your hard work will pay off when you become a critical resource for your community.

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.

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Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum of Geology

Harold and Eleanor Cook with daughters in 1914
Harold and Eleanor Cook with daughters in 1914

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. Read more about the museum's exhibits.