The undergraduate Geosciences program at Virginia Tech offers studies through three options: Geology, Geochemistry, and Geophysics. They involve the study of earth materials, earth processes, earth structure, and earth history. The differences lie primarily in the means of observation, and in the approaches and tools they use:
For the undergraduate, geosciences is central to the earth science education option by providing students with a broad earth science curriculum that meets the earth science content area goals for secondary earth science teaching.
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Coursework emphasizes the fundamentals and the practical.
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A map of fractures shows primary controls on local and regional hydrogeology for this locale.