BS degree in Geoscience,
online or face to face

Geoscience Rocks and petrographic microscopes go hand in hand Geoscience Toadstool Park’s mammal trackways are studied by CSC and Forest Service scientists Geoscience Students taking sedimentology/stratigraphy study the White River Group at Toadstool Park Geoscience Students measure the attitude of Precambrian sedimentary rocks in Glacier National Park Geoscience Toadstool Park is a frequent field trip destination for CSC geoscience students Geoscience The Toadstool fault (right) offsets channel sandstones of the Brule Formation Geoscience Paleonotology students work on field notes in the Red Desert Basin Geoscience Collecting minerals at the aptly nicknamed "CSC Pegmatite" Geoscience Paleontology students excavate a hadrosaur humerus on National Grasslands Geoscience The Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary looks like a bright line in the Bighorn Basin Geoscience A road cut in the Bighorns offers a brilliant display of migmatitic folding

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.