BS degree in Geoscience,
online or face to face

Geoscience Students prepare a fossil oreodont skull collected by their paleontology class Geoscience Professor Leite and a student discuss an electric well log in the classroom Geoscience Geoscience and biology students in the Canadian Rockies Geoscience CSC students do field research for their senior thesis projects Geoscience A geoscience student measures metamorphic cleavage in sandstones near Chadron Geoscience Chadron Dome is an uplift near Chadron exposing Cretaceous rocks Geoscience Pegmatite dikes in the southern Black Hills provide interesting collecting for geology classes Geoscience Students know the stratigraphy of the region well through first-hand experience Geoscience Toadstool Park’s famous toadstools are a fascinating case of differential erosion Geoscience Rocks at Toadstool Park near Crawford, NE, are the focus of both study and recreation Geoscience Crazy Woman Canyon gives students a fascinating view of the Big Horn Mountains Geoscience The Watershed Team at EPA’s People Prosperity and the Planet competition in Washington Geoscience Dave Nixon’s murals in the Cook Museum interpret the regional paleontology

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.