Welcome to the Geology Department

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The faculty and staff of the CSUS Geology Department are committed to providing the best geological education available anywhere. We meet this commitment through high-quality teaching, close student-faculty interaction, undergraduate and graduate research, and an emphasis on field geology.

We offer B.A. and B.S. degrees in Geology and a B.A. degree in Earth Science. We also offer a Master of Science degree in Geology, with student opportunities in applied hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry, engineering geology, geophysics, groundwater modeling, igneous petrology, mineralogy, sedimentology & stratigraphy, structure & tectonics, surficial processes, and volcanology.

Geology Department News

New Faculty position open!

The Geology Department currently has an opening for a new faculty member. For more details and the vacancy announcement please go here.
Please note that we are having some technical difficulties at the moment and the on-line application link will be up shortly. Thank you for your patience and please
check back often for it to be active.

Fall 2014 Colloquium Schedule Available!
We have a tentative schedule for this Fall semester's colloquia. Please check back here for updates. You should also keep an eye on emails announcing all the colloquia that will count toward your required 16.

Geol 102 Loch Leven Presentations
Layman's slide show guides to the lower Loch Leven Trail preparedby igneous and metamorphic petrology students for the everyday hike:
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One World Initiative
Our own Dr. Lisa Hammersley spear-headed this inititiative. Read more about it, including this year's theme: Happiness.

Check out our Google Calendar
We have added a Google Calendar to the Events page to keep you all informed about meetings, colloquia, etc.

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Equipco Sales & Service, Inc. of Concord, California donated Solinst 3001 Levelogger instruments to our department! Equipco provides sales, rentals, and service of instruments used for air monitoring, water quality monitoring, and environmental sampling. Visit the Equipco Environmental Equipment Rental Website for more information about their products and services or call 1-888-234-5678.

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EnviroTech Services proudly supports the CSU, Sacramento Geology department with contributions and rocks for the annual Rock and Gem Auction. We also provide quality environmental products for purchase and rent. Owned by a Geologist and providing equipment for Geologists. Call 1-800-468-8921 or visit www.envirotechonline.com.