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  School of Geology, Energy &
The Environment (SGEE)
The School of Geology, Energy, and the Environment merges several academic programs and institutes to create unique educational opportunities for students that ranges from traditional degree paths in geology and environmental science to broader multidisciplinary options in energy, environmental and resource management. Students can enhance their learning experience in our modern Center for GIS & Remote Sensing or by working at our Unconventional Reservoirs-Core Lab Facility through the Energy Institute. Some might chose to spend summers at the TCU Costa Rica Field Station for rain forest investigations or explore the benefits of Texas wind farm development through the Institute of Environmental Studies. You might even get involved in meteorite analysis through our world-renowned Monnig Meteorite Gallery and its association with The Smithsonian Institution. Our 14 faculty are dedicated to creating unique teaching and research opportunities for students interested in meeting the new challenges we face related to natural resources, energy and the environment.

Visit website: www.geo.tcu.edu


Program office: Sid W. Richardson 207 - Maps: www.maps.tcu.edu
Phone: 817.257.7270

Our geology program has a long tradition of providing educational, research and internship opportunities for students. Our current strengths are in Sedimentary Petrology, Petroleum Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Structural Geology, Tectonics and GIS/Remote Sensing. We are also developing a new program in Meteoritics/Planetary Geology in cooperation with the Monnig Meteorite Gallery. Faculty members have ongoing, field-based research programs in Oklahoma and Texas (especially the spectacular Big Bend region in West Texas), as well as in Africa, Scotland, Baja California and the Sierras in California. Both undergraduate and graduate students are involved in much of this research. Currently we have an emphasis on petroleum-related subsurface geological studies, with the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth basin of particular current interest. Close ties to the TCU Energy Institute provide a range of energy-related courses and research experiences for students.


Degrees offered: B.A., B.S, and M.S.

Environmental Science

Visit website: www.deptensc.tcu.edu


Program office: Sid W. Richardson 244 - Maps: www.maps.tcu.edu
Phone: 817.257.7270

The environmental science undergraduate curriculum gives students the academic preparation necessary to pursue graduate studies and/or careers related to natural resources and the environment. Our emphasis is on responsible stewardship, core courses focused on modular teaching and key skill development (such as Environmental Methods and Statistics), and a flexible curriculum that allows both breadth and focus. At the graduate level, the MS and MA degrees in Environmental Science offer students both a systematic, integrated approach to the study of natural resources and rigorous training in specific fields of study.


Degrees offered: B.S, M.A., and M.S.

Resource Management

Resource Management is a multidisciplinary program where students can chose from a wide selection of courses in geology, environmental science, geographic information systems, remote sensing, hydrology, environmental compliance and many others. This academic track is designed to develop the broad educational background and technical experience needed to map and help manage our land, air and water resources. Through the Resource Management program, we offer a B.S. in Environmental Earth Resources and a Master in Environmental Management (MEM) with the M.J. Neeley School of Business, the only two-year professional degree of its kind in the region. The MEM degree is designed to equip students with the skills needed to bridge the gaps between science, business, NGO's, and government, and for those individuals who plan to enter or re-enter the workforce upon graduation. Students completing degrees through our resource management program often find employment with environmental consulting firms, engineering companies or governmental agencies.

Degrees offered: B.S. and M.E.M.


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