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Tenure Track Faculty Position Available

Deadline is November 16, 2018
Read brief position description.

Events coming up

  • SEMINAR - November 14, 2018
    MH-341, 4PM
    Bill Goodman, P.G., C.E.G. and Geology Alumni of the Year
  • SEMINAR - November 28, 2018
    MH-341, 4PM
    "Volcanic activity and stepwise mass extinction: the case for the end Permian extinction event"
    Dr. David Kimbrough, S.D.S.U.


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! Jeff Knott, Chair

2016 field trip