School of Geosciences
The UL Lafayette School of Geosciences is training the next generation of scientists while leading research and discovery to solve energy, sustainability and environmental challenges.
Learn it all in south Louisiana, where exploration for energy is rooted, and where more than 40% of the country's wetlands are.
Our faculty and student-led research is known around the world. Our student team is the only one in the world that has won the prestigious International Imperial Barrel Award three times. We have revolutionized detecting CO2 levels, giving us a way to look 400 million years into the past. Plus, we're curators of the Geology Museum, a place to research and exhibit fossils, minerals, and rocks.
There is a skyrocketing demand for environmental and earth scientists. We equip our graduates with the tools they need to have high-paying and rewarding careers while addressing complex global problems. Nationwide, geoscience majors have a 99.04% rate of employment and a median salary of $93,580.
Learn more about our degrees and research.
Our undergraduate majors combine foundational coursework with hands-on lab and field experiences.
Geology Major Environmental Science Major
Graduate students in the School of Geosciences take on interdisciplinary coursework and original research.
Master's in Geology MS in Environmental Resource Science
PhD in Earth & Energy Sciences
Our research looks to the past to find solutions for the future.