The program offers four bachelor’s degrees, with professional software training that incorporates Geographic Information System (GIS) technology into coursework. Because the San Luis Valley is a fantastic geological library, your classroom studies are complemented by hands-on fieldwork. And with Adams State’s low student-to-teacher ratio, you’ll have opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty members on the kind of research normally reserved for graduate students.

Adams State is set in the Rio Grande Rift Valley, in between the outdoor laboratories of the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountains, with natural features such as Wheeler Geologic Area and the Great Sand Dunes. The Geosciences Program houses an advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) laboratory and offers opportunities for professional software training, and for incorporating GIS and remote sensing technology into course work.

More information about the program, facilities and faculty is available on the Geosciences Department Page.

2020-2021 Degrees

Department Faculty


Benita Brink, Ph.D.


Robert Benson, Ph.D.