Welcome to the Geology Department

Students on a beach with rock formation

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

Welcome new and continuing students to another semester! We're sure it will be another great one but if there is anything that anybody needs, do not hesitate to contact the department office and/or any faculty. Good luck!

Fall 2016 Colloquium Schedule
We do not have a schedule yet, but they will be held on Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm in MND 1015 (unless otherwise noted). As soon as a schedule is made, it will be posted here. 

2016 Rock Auction
This year's Rock Auction will be on Friday, November 18th from 6-9pm in the Alumni Center. Check here for the flyer and back often for more details.

Geol 184
Looking for a little geo-adventure at the beginning of the semester? Want to meet your professors and fellow students? Want to have some geo-fun while learning a great deal? Sign up for the Geol 184 field trip coming up in September. Click here for the flyer. Organizational meeting this Thursday, September 1st in PLR 1013 at 6pm.

Made At Sac State
Check out a recent article in the Sac Bee, Unusual Delta algae bloom worries researchers, featuring alumni Katy O'Donnell and Brian Downing as well as Brian Bergamaschi from USGS. 

One World Initiative - Global Prospectives on Power
Initiated by the Provost's Advisory Committee on Curricular Global Engagement, Sacramento State's One World Initiative is a new campus-wide initiative intended to bring together and highlight the many global engagement opportunities at Sacramento State, both within the curriculum and within the broader campus environment. Read more about it at www.csus.edu/oneworld 

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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.