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Sinan Akçiz studies Turkey Earthquake Sinan Akçiz in Turkey.


Sally Bilodeau 2023 Alumni of year Alumna, Sally Bilodeau.


meteor illustration Read article about geology student's research.

Jackass Lakes Pluton
Studied Near Yosemite

Geology Students Investigate Ancient Volcano System Near Yosemite Ancient Volcanoes and Jackass Lakes Pluton.

Paleontologists Discover
New Species of Giant Turtle

Jim Parham Paleontologist collaborately discover new giant turtle fossil Read about new turtle species.


mauna loa fissure lava Jump to Events and Seminars page.

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  • Welocme Back to School for Fall 2023!
    September 27, 2023, 4:00PM P.T.
    "Using climate archives to understand impacts of carbon on our earth system: a case study in the Gulf of Maine” 
    Dr. Branwen Williams, Claremont KcKenna College
  • Alumni Night Dinner
    October 6, Friday, 6pm
    Dave & Busters in Orange, California
  • Welcome to Patrick Phelps, Assistant Professor in Economic Geology and Volcanology
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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.

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! Adam Woods, Chair

Department of Geological Sciences Mission Statement
The Department of Geological Sciences is an inclusive education and research community of active mentors and role models. We provide an interdisciplinary, student-centered classroom, field, and laboratory experience that emphasizes critical thinking and communication to create scientifically informed global citizens.

2016 field trip