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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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Spring 2018 Seminar ScheduleView Calendar

24 Jan
By Professors Bonde, Hausrath, Metcalf, and Nicholl
31 Jan
Vince Ramirez
Hangtown Energy, Reno
07 Feb
Douglas Sims
College of Southern Nevada
14 Feb
Trinity Hamilton
University of Minnesota

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.