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Geoscience, M.S.

Study Earth and Ocean Processes and Human-Environment Interactions
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    Among Public National Universities,
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    UNC System Schools Featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges

  • 20th

    Nationally, Best Online Bachelor's Programs,
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Geoscience, M.S. Program Overview
The department created an environment that was super supportive and, I felt, guided me through my program. I learned about a lot of different disciplines due to the broadness of geoscience.
Geoscience, M.S. Student
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Research competence in the geosciences

Professional competence in the assessment of water, energy and mineral resource potentials

Integrated analysis of geological and geographical data using advanced technologies

Research competence in the geosciences toward an advanced degree or professional licensure

Provide the scientific community with meaningful geologic, geographic and oceanographic data

Graduates go on to careers in:

Graduates have gone on to top-tier Ph.D. programs and successful professional careers in the geological, geospatial technology, and environmental fields, mineral and energy industries, and government agencies.

Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Department of Energy.

Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., Tectonic Engineering, Inc., Arcadis U.S., Inc., DAI Environmental, Inc., GEI Consultants, Inc., Cardinal Geospatial, Cape Environmental, Inc., Duke Energy Corp., Schnabel Engineering DC, Inc.