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Professional Memberships/Meetings

Take advantage of a student membership in a professional organization.  These are nominal cost and you will enjoy all the benefits including job postings, student workshops at meeting, journals and newsletters.  Attend a meeting of a professional organization and start to make contacts for the future. 


  • The Geoscience Department has one scholarship - the Henningsen scholarship.  You must apply using the University scholarship application. Applications are Due Dec 1 and Feb 15
  • The Morris K. Udall foundation awards undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to American juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment. Applications are usually due in February. Deadline in 2007 is March 6, 2006. This year the scholarships are for a variety of areas in the natural sciences. Carol Thompson is the representative and has forms.
  • The American Water Resources Association offers scholarships to undergraduates students enrolled in a program related to water resources. Grant applications are due in April. The undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic performance. Measures of academic performance include the cumulative grade point average, relevance of the student’s curriculum to water resources, and leadership in extracurricular activities related to water resources.
    Department of Defense (DoD) offers scholarships to undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for training and education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields and offers them career opportunities to continue their research in civil service roles following graduation. 


You can get credit for your internship.  

  • Earth Magazine, the newsmagazine of the earth sciences, has a summer internship. We are looking for individuals, preferably with a geoscience background, who are interested in science writing. Based at the American Geological Institute in Alexandria, Va., the internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $3,500 stipend.
  • The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program will match candidates with sponsored internships in Texas in environmental science and engineering fields. Applications are due in February, see Dr. Thompson for forms.
  • AGI's Government Affairs Program offers summer and semester internship opportunities for geoscience students with an interest in public policy and in how Washington impacts the geoscience community. Interns gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. They also hone writing, research, and web publishing skills. Descriptions of previous summer interns' experiences can be found in an October 1997 "Political Scene" column from Geotimes magazine and a September/October 1998 Geospectrum article. Each summer the AGI/AIPG interns write articles that are published in The Professional Geologist. The articles are available from the Government Affairs Articles website.
  • GeoCorps America invites geoscientists at all academic and professional levels-from undergraduates to retirees-to participate in temporary positions with the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service. Positions are available in a variety of geoscience fields for all levels of geoscience professionals and college students. All positions are temporary and last 10-12 weeks between March and September. Participants are chosen for positions through a competitive selection process that includes initial screening by a selection committee followed by a final interview by the Park or Forest position supervisors. All selected participants receive a $2,500 stipend. Participants working for the National Park Service are also provided housing and a uniform. Participants working for the USDA Forest Service receive a housing allowance of $18 per day and a uniform.
  • Federal government internships and jobs can be found at USAJobs

Student Resources


As a geoscience student, we require that you be advised every semester.  You will not be able to register until you are advised.

Dr. Morgan - Earth Science, Teacher Certification, Geology

Dr. Ronck - Petroleum, Geology

Dr. Thompson - Hydrogeology, Environmental, Geology

Click on the degrees and programs links to see the different degree plans and access the course rotation schedule.  Come to your advising appt prepared with your degree plan and what you have taken.

Student Clubs

We have three student clubs you can be involved with.  All of them plan multiple activities throughout the year.  Meetings are usually bi-weekly

Tarleton's Geological Society

Tarleton Environmental Society

Tarleton Section AAPG

Wondering About Careers?

Links to Geologic Information