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  • Why geoscience at UNLV?

    Geoscience is an all encompassing term used to refer to the Earth Sciences. Geoscientists can come from such fields as the atmospheric sciences, geology, hydrology, mineralogy, petrology, pedology, and oceanography.

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  • Student resources

    If you are a current or prospective student, you will find the information you will need on this page

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  • Degree options

    The Department of Geoscience offers two undergraduate degrees: BS in Geology and BS in Earth and Environmental Science. We also offer three minors: Geology, Earth and Environmental Science, and Physical Geography.

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Fall 2022 Seminar ScheduleView Calendar

07 Sep
Geoscience faculty and students
14 Sep
Geoscience faculty
21 Sep
Jacky Baughman
Humboldt State
28 Sep
Doug Sims
Dean - CSN Sciences
19 Oct
Elizabeth Catlos

Rock identification

Rock Identification is a public service offered by the Department of Geoscience at UNLV. We help the public identify rocks and minerals absolutely free. *****Due to public health concerns about the coronavirus, we will be suspending Rock I.D. until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.*****