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Geosciences Program

Fall newsletter coverColorado Mesa University is situated in a geological paradise straddling the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Plateau. Our program is very field oriented and includes field trips to places such as the rugged, glacially sculpted San Juan Mountains, the Colorado River, the world renowned Book Cliffs, Arches and Canyonlands, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and the breathtaking formations of Colorado National Monument. Our location also provides Colorado Mesa students with some of the best recreational opportunities in the nation.

Fall 2016 - Geosciences Program Newsletter



Sunday April 23, 2017 - Geosciences Program Annual Spring Field Trip
Mark your calendar! 

Grand Junction Geological Society joint meeting with CMU geology students

Dr. Cassandra Fenton, CMU Geosciences, will speak on "The SPICE Project: Preliminary Cosmogenic Nuclide Production Rates in Quartz Calibrated at the ~70ka SP Lava Flow, AZ, USA"

Wednesday 18 January 2016, 7:30 pm
Saccomanno Lecture Hall (Wubben-Science 141)


Natural Resources of the West Seminar Series - Fall 2016

Mondays at 4 pm, Wubben-Science Room 141
Free and open to the public.


Student Learning Objectives

All CMU baccalaureate graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, communication fluency, quantitative fluency, and specialized knowledge/applied learning. In addition to these campus-wide student learning outcomes, graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Articulate the fundamental knowledge base and ideas of the major fields of geoscience (specialized skills in geoscience)
  2. Collect and interpret geoscience field data (problem solving skills)
  3. Collect and interpret geoscience laboratory data (problem solving skills)
  4. Use technology (e.g. computer software) for evaluating quantitative geoscience data (technology skills)
  5. Write an effective report on a geoscience study (communication skills)
  6. Give an effective oral presentation on a geoscience study (communication skills)