Taking on 21st Century Challenges;
Creating 21st Century Leaders

The Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin is among the most established and well regarded geoscience programs in the world. The school includes one of the country's oldest geoscience departments and two world-renowned research units:

Get to Know Us

The Jackson School of Geosciences is one of the largest, and most prestigious geosciences programs in the world. We lead the way in geosciences education and research, and have strong ties to a global research network and industry partners.

What We Offer

We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees that combine rigorous classes, fieldwork experience, and opportunities to conduct research with award-winning faculty and research scientists. Our focus on "real world" experience helps prepare students for successful careers where they can create, innovate and lead.

The Core to the Cosmos

The Jackson School's research spans from the core to the cosmos, with our faculty and research scientists conducting work across Texas, the Earth, and our planetary neighbors to investigate fundamental questions about how planets work, and how to apply knowledge for the benefit of humankind.

Jackson School News

Upcoming Events

APR
23

UTIG Brown Bag: Mark Cloos, UT

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
PRC ROC Room 1.603

APR
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DeFord Lecture: Freya George

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
JGB 2.324

APR
26

UTIG Seminar Series: Jamin Greenbaum, UTIG

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
PRC ROC Room 1.603

APR
30

UTIG Brown Bag: Cornelia Rasmussen, UTIG

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
PRC ROC Room 1.603

MAY
02

DGS Award Ceremony

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
JGB 2.324

MAY
02

DeFord Lecture: Peter Clift

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
JGB 2.324

MAY
03

UTIG Seminar Series: Natalya Gomez, McGill University

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
PRC ROC Room 1.603

MAY
07

Brown Bag: Sophie Goliber, UTIG

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
PRC ROC Room 1.603


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It was something that didn’t truly hit me until being out in the field, despite digesting the literature all throughout the spring.- Travis Clow, M.S. Student on field trip to Newfoundland