The Geosciences Department takes a balanced approach between education and research to nurture students who are competent in theory and application, for the skills needed in their industrial or post-graduate careers.

Through the combination of world leading laboratories and teaching facilities, superior field study experiences, exemplary computer technology and software, and excellent research opportunities, the Geosciences Department allows students to acquire unparalleled skills and knowledge.

The majority of the Geosciences graduates find employment with government agencies, and with industries related to oil and gas, mining, environmental consulting, and water resources. Previous graduates have been employed by Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Saudi Geological Survey, Ministry of Water and Electricity, and many others.