Earth Science Program Benefits

Students studying geology and geography at Adams State College have a number of opportunities to enhance their experience.

FACULTY RESEARCH

Students can participate in projects on:

  • Geoarchaeology
  • Sediment Provenance
  • Water quality
  • Site assessment and remediation
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Glacial deposits
  • Climate change
  • Human-environment interactions
  • Soils geomorphology
  • Hydrogeology

RELEVANT EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Spring Break trips explore various areas of geologic interest in the United States. Also, students may conduct independent research and participate in national and other professional organizations.

EARTH SCIENCE SOCIETY

Adams State University's location in southern Colorado's San Luis Valley provides easy access to "textbook" examples of geologic features such as Mesozoic-Cenozoic volcanics, Cenozoic sediments, glacial deposits and structure of the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountains. Geology coursework takes advantage of this unique geologic setting.