Department of Geography, Geology and Planning


Explore and study Earth

Connect yourself to Earth’s sciences: social, physical or natural.

Survey the past and present. Use technology to build, plan and aid public needs. 

Grow through expert faculty, field trips and engaging research.

Your field awaits.

Undergraduate programs

Select a major that matches your career goals.

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Already have a major?

Consider adding a minor.

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Complement or strengthen your major with a touch of science.

Research and outreach

We can help you network, grow and discover.

Local wildflowers growing next to a waterway.

Protect and restore water quality in the region. Take part in projects and research.

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You’ve found something. What is it?

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Build experience for your future in planning. Help plan and develop community projects.

 GGP Spring 2023 seminar schedule

All GGP seminars are free and open to the public. The seminars are presented in Temple Hall 345 and begin at 2:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

February 3: Dr. Sarah M. Jacquet, Assistant Professor, MU - Department of Geological Studies. Virtual paleontology and new prospects in addressing palaeobiological questions

February 10: Jackie Ebert, MSU alumna, M.S. 2010 - Geography. DEC Contact, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Water, Wastewater Discharge Authorization Conservation. A sustainability presentation.

February 17: Dr. Sara Khorshidifard, Assistant Professor, Drury University. "Women, Life, Freedom" Contextualizing Iranian Women Protagonists in Urban Landscape Appropriations

February 24: Justin Tiffany, P.G. (TX), R.G. (MO). Geoscience and the Offshore Wind

March 3: Jessica Cundiff, Harvard University Curatorial Associate/Collection Manager Invertebrate Paleontology. A paleontology presentation.

March 24: Dr. Mohamed Abdelsalam, Professor, Oklahoma State University - Boone Pickens School of Geology. Geological Legacy of Africa.

March 31: Dr. Traci Sooter, Professor, Drury University. Tiny house design and manufacturing.

April 28: Micah Mayle, Colorado State University, Melt sources of syn-rift magmatism during the Cretaceous-Cenozoic extension of the West Antarctic Rift System: Insights from geodynamic models.


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