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About the Department of Geosciences

Welcome to the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University. Our department provides a wide range of research and educational experiences in the field of earth & atmospheric sciences. The Department has a strong commitment to research, education & outreach in the subdisciplines of Earth Sciences. Our faculty are recognized experts in the fields of geochemistry, geophysics, structural geology & plate tectonics, vertebrate/invertebrate paleontology, atmospheric science, and the application of geographical information systems to solve geological & environmental problems. Graduates of the program can be found at work in the petroleum industry, state and federal agencies, environmental firms, and major colleges and universities. We instruct students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the earth sciences and offer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy.

This web site represents the gateway to information regarding all aspects of the Geosciences Department at Texas Tech University. From these pages you can learn about current educational & employment opportunities, course information & web sites, current research being conducted by faculty & students, local weather in real time and a variety of other aspects that relate people to their physical surroundings.