We aspire to provide the
highest quality education in Earth Science and its applications.
Through hands-on learning methods, faculty-mentored research
and exposure to current technology, students acquire skills
applicable to careers in the Geosciences and related disciplines.
The Department’s programs provide students with a global
perspective for problem solving, decision making and leadership
roles in a changing world confronted by environmental challenges.
Our Geology BSc program has three different tracks:
Geology, Geophysics/Earth Exploration and Environmental Resources.
Our Geology MSc program
was initiated Fall 2012 with our first class of nine Master's candidates. Those seeking information about the Master's Program should click on the Master's Program Tab.
Oct. 16, 2013 - Due to numerous requests GSC 440 Mining and Exploration Geology will be taught Winter Quarter, 2014. The course examines the mining industry from the perspective of the working geologist. READ MORE...
June 20, 2013 - Like the Department on Facebook and get updates on seminars, classes, internships, research projects and much more.
June 16, 2013 - Congratulations to the Geology graduates! BIGGER PICTURE...
November 13, 2012 - Dr. Stephen Osborn, Assistant Professor of Geology, has been awarded a $750,000 grant for water quality research from the National Science Foundation. READ MORE...
July 20, 2012 - Students and faculty have returned from a unique Geology/Environmental Biology field experience in Hawaii, made possible by funding from our subcontract with PCC (see below). READ MORE...
June 11, 2012 - Geology majors are engaged in a variety of internships and research experiences this summer, working from localities including Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Arizona and southern California. READ MORE...
June 10, 2012 - Geology faculty present the graduating class of 2012 and congratulate seven BS degree recipients who will start graduate school in the fall. READ MORE...
April 20, 2012 - Six students presented posters at the annual Seismological Society of America meeting in San Diego. Alumnus Chad Severson received a student presentation award. READ MORE...
Andrew Barnhart, a transfer from Pasadena City College, is pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Geology with great zeal. Andrew was recently awarded our Henderson-Valles scholarship in June, 2012 to recognize his academic abilities and efforts to conduct research.
Audra Hanks- Recipient of our 2011 Henderson-Valles Academic Achievement scholarship, Audra is a senior Geology major. She has gained much practical experience through geoscience research and various industry internships.
Logan Wicks is joining our new Master's degree program this fall (2012) after 2 years away from Cal Poly working as an environmental geoscientist with RMT, Inc.
Jessy Bruns finished her Bacholor's degree in Geology last winter (2012) after completing two research projects on very different topics (volcanic geochemistry and rare earth mineral exploration. Results were presented in separate posters at GSA conferences in Anaheim, CA and Logan, Utah
Rebecca Greenwood is a Senior geology major working this summer (2012) as an intern for Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC). Her past research endeavors include investigation of earthquakes induced by Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii
Shawn Morrish , also joining our Master's program this fall, recently completed his senior thesis project on Quaternary river terraces along the Rio Ora on the central Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. Shawn is coauthor on sevaral GSA presentations.
Sep. 8-11, 2013 2013 SCEC Annual Meeting - Palm Springs, CA
Oct. 27-30, 2013 2013 GSA Annual Meeting - Denver, Colorado
Dec. 9-13, 2013 2013 Fall AGU Meeting - San Francisco CA
Apr. 30- May 2, 2014 2014 Seismological Society of America Meeting - Anchorage, Alaska