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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Geosciences

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Jeffrey Lee, Ph.D., Chairperson

Horn Professor: Chatterjee
Pevehouse Professor: Sylvester
Professors: Asquith, Barnes, Barrick, Elbow, Horita, Lee, Lehman, Nellis, Ridley, Schroeder, Yoshinobu
Associate Professors: Ancell, Bruning, Carter, Gurrola, Hetherington, Karlsson, Leverington, Mulligan, Nagihara, Weiss
Assistant Professors: Cao, Dahl, Kang, Sweet, Vanos, Zhu
Instructors: Barbato, Cobb, Jones, Weaver
Adjunct Faculty: Holterhoff, Johnson, McGovern, Polyakov, Stout

CONTACT INFORMATION: 125 Science Building, Box 41053, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053, T 806.742.3102, F 806.742.0100,

About the Department

This department supervises the following degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Geography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Geosciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Geosciences
  • Master of Science in Atmospheric Science
  • Master of Science in Geography
  • Master of Science in Geosciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geosciences
  • Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology

The geography faculty participates in the Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, and Community and Urban Studies programs.


The department offers six minors: geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric science, geographic information science and technology, and a composite minor.

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 School  section.

Program Offerings & Course Descriptions


    Bachelor’sUndergraduate Minor


      Atmospheric Science (Undergraduate Courses)Geochemistry (Undergraduate Courses)Geography (Undergraduate Courses)Geology (Undergraduate Courses)Geographic Information Science and Technology (Undergraduate Courses)Geophysics (Undergraduate Courses)

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