Events coming up!

Giving/Donations Opens in new window SEMINAR: March 22nd, at 4PM in McCarthy Hall 341. Speaker is Dr. Kiri Wagstaff, Research Scientist, J.P.L.
"Machine Learning in support of Mars Exploration"

SEMINAR: April 5th, at 4PM in McCarthy Hall 341. Speaker is Dr. Adam Simon, University of Michigan.
"The origins of metal ore deposits"

SEMINAR: April 19th, at 4PM in McCarthy Hall 341. Speaker is Dr. Aradhna Tripati, U.C.L.A.
"Glacial climate from clumped isotope thermometry"

RESEARCH DAY: April 26th, Wednesday, 3PM-6PM at Fullerton Arboretum
Geology students research presented at 8th Annual C.S.U.F. Geological Sciences Student Research Day.

ALUMNI DINNER: SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Alumni Dinner - October 6, 2017, 6PM. Location T.B.D.

See calendar for more events.


2016 Field Camp class Welcome to the Department of Geological Sciences at C.S.U.F!! I invite you to explore these pages to learn about our department, including our student-centered courses and the incredible research our students and faculty are doing locally, regionally, and around the world. Check out the “Where in the World” poster that shows where you might find C.S.U.F. geologists.

What programs do we offer? Well, we offer two undergraduate degrees – B.S. in Geology and B.A. in Earth Science, an M.S. in Geology, and a minor in Geology. Nearly all of our courses include high-impact field and/or lab learning environments with ample opportunity for original student research. Both our B.S. and M.S. in Geology require an intensive thesis. Our B.A. in Earth Science is designed to offer maximum flexibility to enable students to choose a set of courses that align with their academic and career goals. As our well-established alumni could attest, C.S.U.F. geology graduates continue to be highly sought-after by both employers and grad schools.

That’s some of the Dirt! Phil Armstrong, Chair

2016 field trip