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Earth Systems Science

By studying geology, environmental science and geospatial technology, you鈥檒l create a future both for yourself and the earth.

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You鈥檒l learn how to analyze, manage and map earth resources, water and groundwater resources, soils and sediment, contaminants and conservation efforts with an understanding of today鈥檚 environmental regulations. Completing this degree prepares students to pursue their Geoscientist-in-Training license for the state of Texas and select from four geoscience certificate options.


Programs Offered


Sample Courses


  • Understanding the Earth
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Sedimentology
  • Introduction to Geospatial Technology

Special Admission Requirements


There are no special admissions requirements for this program.

Our Faculty


We鈥檙e dedicated to creating unique teaching and research opportunities for students interested in the challenges related to natural resources and energy. Our faculty experts have varied backgrounds of expertise and research focus in areas like structural geology, vertebrate paleontology, geochemistry, and more.

What Sets Us Apart


Enrich your experience by working at our Unconventional Reservoirs-Core Lab Facility through the TCU Energy Institute. You can also get involved in meteorite analysis through our world-renowned Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery.

Career Prospects


Earth systems science grads often work for environmental engineering companies, pursue licensing as professional geoscientists, or continue graduate study in environmental science, geospatial technology or geography. They may also work in consulting or energy industries at companies such as:

  • TenantBase
  • Petrolo LLC
  • Buckhom Waste Services
  • Horizon Well Logging
  • MD America Energy
  • Plains All American Pipeline

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