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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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  • Tools for students

    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 2016 Seminar ScheduleView Calendar

02 Nov
Jerome De Graff
CSU Fresno
09 Nov
Dr. Scott Tyler
16 Nov
Dr. Katie Snell
University of Colorado Boulder
30 Nov
Dr. Zoe Harrold
UNLV Geoscience

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.