Broad-based Geoscience Programs make the grade


  • J. Wakefield


Trends in geophysical science toward a “holistic” approach seem to be driving the evolution of interdisciplinary science departments at colleges and universities in the United States. Some say it's a boon for research and for graduate students alike. Yet others remain skeptical.

At any rate, the grades are not all in as to how individual disciplines are faring in this transition era.