BS degree in Geoscience,
online or face to face

Geoscience A student examines a thin section of a rock in a petrographic microscope Geoscience Students investigate an unconformity on the CSC campus Geoscience Students investigating a crater near Chadron -- a possible seismic sand blow Geoscience Students take a break from excavating fossils at Scotts Bluff National Monument Geoscience The rugged outcrops on the CSC campus are worth exploring Geoscience Rocks of Oligocene and Miocene age are exposed in Campus canyons Geoscience CSC campus canyons are frequently the site of geology field investigations Geoscience Structural geology students measure strike and dip of joints in rocks on the CSC campus Geoscience Students plot orientation of joints in Miocene rocks on campus Geoscience CSC students study a crevasse in Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies Geoscience A CSC student hiking to a waterfall near Arenal volcano on a recent trip to Costa Rica

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.