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Geosciences Department

Geosciences at Southern Utah University encompass programs in Geology, Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). BS degree programs are offered in Geology and Geographic Information Systems, while teaching minors are available in Geology and Geography. GIS also offers a certificate program.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

The environmental science degree program focusses on providing students a strong foundation in the physical sciences (e.g., geology, chemistry, biology), while exposing them to knowledge and skills from the social sciences (e.g., economics, business, sociology).


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Environmental Studies

The environmental studies degree program focusses on the human and social aspects of environmental issues, while also providing students a strong foundation in the physical sciences. 


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Geospacial Science

Our GIS courses and laboratory serve many departments, degrees, and affiliated entities across the SUU campus and surrounding communities. The GIS courses and laboratory teach spatial technologies through hands-on experience. 


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The bachelors degree in Geology program at SUU is well known for its location in one of the most geologically spectacular settings in the country. The program stresses field-based experiences and undergraduate research opportunities while students earn their geology degree in this stunning setting. Students may choose between a BS in Geology or a BA in Geosciences.

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