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Department of Geosciences

Welcome to the Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with two concentrations that prepare students for working in a diversity of Geoscience specialties such as the geological sciences, environmental hazards, geographic information science, and global environment and development. In addition, we also offer minors in Geology, Geography, GIS and Water Resources Management.

Click on the Geography or Geology links to learn more about degree concentrations or click here to set up an appointment to talk to one of our faculty members in your area of interest.




Chris Gentry poses for photo in McCord lab

Chris Gentry

Associate Professor of Geography

National Geographic recently picked Gentry to be Tennessee’s steward in a new national program to improve K-12 geography education in the U.S.

“It’s cool to be involved with the National Geographic Society because I think they prompted me to think about the world spatially early on,” Gentry said.

Geographers can be climatologists, city planners, conservationists and geographic information system specialists.

“Incorporating geography in K-12 education is the way to prepare students for future jobs that will be available doing spatial analysis,” he said.