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

JUN
07

Houston Summer Networking Happy Hour

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cottonwood; 3422 N. Shepherd Drive in Houston

AUG
31

UTIG Seminar Series: Stephen Phillips, UTIG

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRC ROC Room 1.603

SEP
07

UTIG Seminar Series: Liming Li, University of Houston

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRC ROC Room 1.603

SEP
14

UTIG Seminar Series: Amanda Thomas, University of Oregon

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRC ROC Room 1.603

SEP
15

Save the Date - Annual Tailgate Party - Time TBD

12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Holland Family Student Center, Jackson Geological Sciences Building

SEP
21

UTIG Seminar Series: Cynthia Ebinger, Tulane University

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PRC ROC Room 1.603

SEP
27

De Ford Lecture Series: Yanjing Liu

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
JGB 2.324

SEP
28

UTIG Seminar Series: Yige Zhang, Texas A&M University

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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