To give the expert training of Graduation and Postgraduate of the most elevated level in Geosciences, with the goal of adding to the logical and mechanical advancement and to team up for the change of financial conditions.
These activities are done in an incorporated path with the doing of significant and quality logical research in for all intents and purposes all the central zones of Geosciences, other than studies concentrated on prospecting and mining of mineral products, hydrogeology, and geographical parts of regional occupation arranging and Protection. To give the Brazilian populace access to logical and innovative data in Geosciences.
In addition to the disciplines of basic training and general training, there are also professional subjects (specific to each license). After registration, the student has to choose one of the degrees (undergraduate or degree) that begin to attend, little by little, the specific disciplines of the corresponding degree.
The curriculum consists of a sequence of courses and activities in an orderly manner. There are compulsory subjects, and a set of electives or alternative and complementary activities that must be met so that the student can apply for graduation. It is also necessary to carry out a course completion work.
Conducts relevant and quality scientific research in practically all the fundamental areas of Geosciences, besides studies focused on prospecting and mining of mineral goods, hydrogeology, and geological aspects of territorial occupation planning and Protection.
The Institute of Geosciences is a teaching unit which includes courses in Geography, Cartographic Engineering and Geology. It consists of five departments of Geography, Geology, Mineralogy and Petrography, paleontology and stratigraphy and Geodesy. The unit is also responsible for the maintenance of three museums and the journal Research in Earth Sciences, in addition to postgraduate and research.
The Scientific Initiation is a program that aims to attend students of the undergraduate courses, putting them in contact with groups / lines of research. It seeks to provide the student with the learning of scientific techniques and methods derived from the conditions created by direct contact with scientific research. The student can develop the activities of the Scientific Initiation using the scholarships offered by the traditional agencies of foment to the research like FAPESP, CNPq, or to do his research without granting to him scholarship and / or aid.
The CNPq fellows should present the results of their research at the International Symposium of Scientific Initiation of USP (SIICUSP).
NAP GEO-SEDEX promotes applied research (hydrocarbons and water) and innovation in sedimentary basins, on the lithospheric scale, via the "knowledge network" in Geology, Geophysics and Oceanography.
Geo Hereditas promote and promote research, debate and extension activities in the areas of Geotourism, Geo conservation and Environmental Education in various units of USP, associated institutions and other sectors of society. The main foundations are the basic geological research, necessary for the collection of information on rocks and geological structures, the scientific dissemination of geological and environmental knowledge and the support to the professional insertion of the population through these activities, making Geodiversity, as well as Its relation to the other systems that form the landscape and with cultural and economic components, is recognized, valued and protected as part of the environment and means of fixing and obtaining resources for the communities.
Departments of IGc, valuing the integration between research and other areas of the institution.
Among the many attributions of the Commission, it is worth mentioning the encouragement of the participation of teachers and students in the programs of scientific pre-initiation, scientific initiation and postdoctoral studies and the aid to researchers in the search of financial resources with the development agencies, public and private agencies.