BS degree in Geoscience,
online or face to face

Geoscience Students participate in drilling a water well in the Nebraska Sand Hills Geoscience Students studying stratigraphy pore over a geologic map Geoscience A member of CSC’s Watershed Team measures the bottom profile of Chadron Creek Geoscience A student chemist on the Watershed Team collects samples for laboratory analysis Geoscience CSC students examine Cretaceous marine rocks cropping out on Chadron Dome Geoscience Members of CSC’s Watershed Team compare notes in a sampling event Geoscience CSC interdisciplinary Watershed Team Geoscience A student provides a scale for Cambrian rocks in Wind River Canyon, Wyoming Geoscience Gravel in faulted basins provides an outdoor learning experience for CSC geoscience students Geoscience A student gets ready to study a bed of limestone in a Black Hills canyon Geoscience CSC students collect samples of basalt in eastern Washington 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.