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.
Geoscientists strive to understand earth processes and develop solutions to society’s most challenging problems. They study the origin and evolution of our planet; the chemical and physical properties of minerals, rocks, and fluids; the structure of our mobile crust – its newly forming ocean floors and its ancient drifting continents; the history of life; and the human adaptation to earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and floods. The study of the earth is interdisciplinary, combing a knowledge of geology with a solid background in all sciences.
If you are intensely curious about the planet on which we live, challenged by problems which involve the Earth, and are intrigued by the potential of a subject which combines the best of both the arts and sciences, geology is a major you should consider.