Jun 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Geosciences


Callum Hetherington, Ph.D., Interim Chairperson

Horn Professor: Chatterjee
Pevehouse Professor: Sylvester
Professors: Horita, Lee, Ridley, Schroeder, Weiss, Yoshinobu
Associate Professors: Ancell, Bruning, Carter, Dahl, Gurrola, Hetherington, Karlsson, Leverington, Nagihara, Sweet
Assistant Professors: Ardon-Dryer, Henderson, McAdams, Pal, Segvic, X. Song
Assistant Professor of Research: Z. Song
Instructors: Barbato, Jones, Weaver
Adjunct Faculty: Holterhoff, Johnson, McGovern, Polyakov, Solis, Stout, Van Pelt

CONTACT INFORMATION: 125 Science Building | Box 41053 | Lubbock, TX 79409-1053 | T 806.742.3102 | F 806.742.0100 | www.depts.ttu.edu/gesc

About the Department

This department supervises the following degree programs:


The department offers six minors: geography , geology , geophysics , atmospheric science , geographic information science and technology , and a composite minor . The residency requirement for all minors is 6 hours.

Teacher Education

The department cooperates with the College of Education in preparing individuals for science certification in the programs in Multidisciplinary Studies  (middle-level education) and Multidisciplinary Science  (composite science certification). The student should consult the College of Education and the Department of Geosciences for requirements. Geography coursework is included in the social science composite field certification program in secondary education. Specific course requirements for this program may be obtained in the department.

Graduate Program

For information on graduate programs offered by the Department of Geosciences, visit the Graduate Programs  section of the catalog.

Undergraduate Program Offerings, Course Descriptions & Curricular Tables

(Click on program for curricular table.)


    Bachelor’sUndergraduate Minor


      ATMO - Atmospheric Science (Undergraduate Courses)GCH - Geochemistry (Undergraduate Courses)GEOG - Geography (Undergraduate Courses)GEOL - Geology (Undergraduate Courses)GIST - Geographic Information Science and Technology (Undergraduate Courses)GPH - Geophysics (Undergraduate Courses)