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Thinking about becoming a geoscientist

Many geoscientists are involved in the search for mineral and energy resources, as well as the economic and environmental impacts of resource extraction and use. Other geoscientists study natural hazards and environmental geoscience, and are involved in projects to understand watershed science, to maintain clean water sources, and to clean up and reclaim land. Some geoscientists specialize in a particular aspect of the Earth, such as global climate change and oceanography and others even study planetary geology to understand planets like Mars

CMU Geosciences Video

Thinking about becoming a geology major? Check out our video!


Colorado 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.


CMU Geosciences News

Fall 2021: Geosciences Program Welcomes New Geology Professor

 Dr. Javier Tellez

Javier Tellez is a Colombian geologist with a Ph.D. and M.S. in Geology from the University of Oklahoma. He worked for Occidental Oil and Gas for seven years after completing his B.S. in Geology at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Javier joins us this fall and will be teaching Historical Geology, Geology of Colorado, and Principles of Physical Geology Lab, and Depositional Systems with Dr. Andres Aslan. Welcome to the GeoTeam, Dr. Tellez!