Geology faculty at SHSU and LSC have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to increase participation in the Geosciences.
Q: What kinds of opportunities are there for research?
The department offers a wide array of opportunities to work with individual faculty members on their projects and grants or through lab teaching assistantships, field assistantships and internship opportunities. In addition, there are university sponsored opportunities for students to embark on their own research. Reach out to a faculty member with similar interests.
Q: How does one get involved in student organizations?
Geology has two orgs: SHAGS (SH Assoc of Geology Students) and AAPG (American Assoc of Petroleum Geologists); Geography is GOSH (Geographers of Sam Houston) and Environmental Science has SEA (Student Environmental Alliance). Please call 936.294.1451 for contact information or see informational bulletin boards on the 3rd floor of the Lee Drain Building.
Q: Can I complete a degree entirely online?
Environmental Science and Geology are very hands on and lab-intensive degrees that require students to be face-to-face for classes. Geography does offer a broad range of courses online but to complete the degree, some campus time will be necessary. It is possible to complete a minor in Geography online and our Professional Master’s in GIS is offered online to those with a minimum of 2 -3 years work experience.
Q: If you are majoring in Geology, Geography, or Environmental Science, how do I get advised?