DiG_IT

Diversity in Geoscience-Influencing Tomorrow

Opportunities for Lower Division Undergraduates

Funded by the National Science Foundation

Diversity in Geoscience is a partnership between UT Arlington and Tarrant County College District, made possible through a grant from the National Science Foundation. It is designed to:
  • Increase diversity among geoscience professionals
  • Educate lower division students about geoscience careers and job opportunities
  • Recruit two cohorts of 10 students each to pursue an Associate of Science degree and/or Bachelors of Science degree in Geoscience
  • Provide mentors, field trip and research for students
  • Provide tuition for certain courses
  • Provide summer jobs for students as research assistants for UT Arlington faculty members
Become a geoscientist with a career in:
  • Oceanography
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Engineering Geoscience
  • Planetary Geoscience
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrology and more!
Eligibility requirements:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident
  • Must be pursuing an Associate of Science degree at TCCD or a Bachelor of Science in Geology degree at UT Arlington
  • Must have a GPA of 2.8 or above, or be in the top 25% of your high school id for first semester freshmen
Participant requirements:
  • Take Science, Math and Geoscience courses leading to an Associate of Science degree at TCCD and/or a B.S. degree at UT Arlington
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Attend monthly meetings with a mentor
  • Participate in a two-week, tuition-paid summer field trip to the Western United States
  • Work as a paid research assistant with a UTA faculty member during second summer in the program
  • Obtain a B.S. in Geoscience

"Blue Marble" Image Credit NASA