Prospective Undergraduate Students
Have you ever wondered...
- Are we really running out of energy? Will
we have to walk instead of drive?
- Why's there so much oil in Texas?
- Why are volcanoes explosive? What about the
ones in Colorado?
- Why are the continents where they are?
- How are oceans formed? Where are new oceans
- How are mountains formed?
Are you interested in...
- Pollution, global warming, extinctions,
planetary evolution, plate tectonics and Earth history, mineral and energy
resources, earthquake prediction, nuclear arms treaty verification.
Thought about a career in...
- Medicine, law, public policy, public administration and communications – geology provides a rich and useful background.
[Career Survey - PDF]
Then geology at SMU might be right for you!
- Small, quality classes – 10 distinguished
faculty members with international reputations in research; lab
sessions that bring science to life. Most upper-division classes
have 10 students or fewer.
- Exciting field experiences – Do you
love the great outdoors? Get out from behind the desk and travel
to White Rock Creek (in urban Dallas) and enjoy natural hands-on
labs; additional field trips include the Grand Canyon, Snake
River Plain and Colorado Rockies.
- Learning Relevant Material – Pros and cons
of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, learn to
read a road-cut at 65mph, find fossils and when to plan a vacation
to Florida if you want to miss a hurricane.
- Exciting Courses! – Oceanography,
the Solar System, Face of the Earth, Modern & Ancient Climates,
Global Perspectives on Environmental Issues, Science & Politics
in a Nuclear Age.
- Scholarships, internships, lab experience in
state-of-the-art laboratories, senior research project.
Specific Requirements for these degrees can be found at Dedman
To apply, visit the Admission Office.
You may also contact our Undergraduate Advisor, Dr.
John Walther, or Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0395, USA.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 1-214-768-2750.
Aid & Scholarships
Aid office at SMU has information about financial aid opportunites
for undergraduate students.
View our scholarship page for information on departmental
scholarships and how to apply.