Montana State University

Department of Earth Sciences

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173480
Bozeman, MT 59717-3480

Tel: (406) 994-3331
Fax: (406) 994-6923
Location: 226 Traphagen Hall

Department Chair

Dr. David Mogk


The geology option is designed for students who wish to apply the principles of field geology to the study of the Earth. This background can be used in a variety of careers, including exploration for and development of Earth's mineral and energy resources; environmental and engineering applications related to land use and development; and research into ground and surface-water hydrology, surficial processes and natural hazards, and climatic change.