Welcome to the Department of Geosciences at East Tennessee State University!


East Tennessee State University Geosciences is the place for ingenious Earth science research, education, and service.


 "Geology gave us the immensity of time and taught us how little of it our own species has occupied."
― Stephen Jay Gould, Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History
Ross Building
Department of Geosciences
Ross Hall, Room 322 (main office)
East Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 70357
Johnson City, TN 37614-1709
325 Treasure Lane
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: 423-439-7516
Fax: 423-439-7520
Map: ETSU Campus


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Degrees Offered:

  • Masters in Geosciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology
  • Minor in Geography
  • Minor in Geology
  • Minor in Geographic Information Systems

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We offer several field trips and various other trips throughout the semesters.  Please make sure to visit our Geosciences Club and Field Trip pages for current semester trips as well as Facebook and Twitter.  We also offer GEOL/GEOG 3700 Geosciences Field Camp once a year.  Check out our Field Camp page for more information on this year's adventure.

Scholarships, Grants and Student Employment

  • Penn Virginia Scholarships for Geology Majors
  • Penn Virginia-Westmoreland Summer Scholarship
  • Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society Academic
  • Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society Field Camp Scholarship
  • ETSU Faculty Student Collaborative Grants
  • Regular Work Study Program
  • Federal Work Study Program
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