Geoscientists focus on planet earth. We study processes that have moulded earth for unfathomable spans of billions of years, as well as processes that operate over the more familiar time frames we experience as humans. Students in our programs build a solid scientific understanding of earth's processes using the latest tools and technologies. Our graduates have gone on to funded graduate research and into entry-level jobs in the field. Many of these jobs are in New England with environmental and geotechnical consulting firms and government regulatory agencies working on contamination cleanup, construction projects, and water resource exploration. Others go into energy resource exploration, mineral exploration, and K-12 science teaching.
Department of Geosciences
Explore USM's new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Honors Program!
Pioneers is designed as a learning community encouraging students to support one another and engage together in the rigors and joys of engineering and science.
As a USM Pioneer, you will receive the following:
- a four year scholarship covering tuition and fees
- a laptop computer
- undergraduate research opportunities
- exciting paid internship at a Maine company
- learning community environment
- faculty support and mentors