Graduate School

Alysia Cox


Dr. Alysia Cox

Phone: (406) 496-4185
Location: CBB 217

Department Overview

Geochemistry is an interdisciplinary field of study in which the science of chemistry is used to solve earth science problems. Areas of study include the full spectrum of topics from geobiochemistry, to water/rock/microbe interactions, thermodynamics of natural systems, coevolution of geochemistry and life, thermodynamics of minerals, and migration of pollutant species in soil and water.

The geochemistry option is centered in the Chemistry and Geochemistry Department. Students acquire relatively strong backgrounds in chemistry and can choose thesis topics ranging among a large variety of geochemical/environmental topics.

Admission requirements: B.S. in chemistry, geology, or any science or engineering.

Options: Thesis, Publishable paper, or Non-Thesis

Seminar Requirements:

  • TC 5150 Graduate Writing Seminar or TC 5160 Technical Writing and Publishing
  • ENGR 5940 Geoscience Seminar


Many of our graduates continue their graduate work in a Ph.D. program. Other graduates have found employment with various minerals industry companies such as the Pegasus Gold Corp., Applied Technology, Inc., Chemex Labs, the Atlantic Richfield Chemical Co., Marathon Oil Co., Westinghouse, American Geochemist, Corp., and Stauffer Chemical Co.

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