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

Spring 2014 Colloquium Schedule
You can see the tentative schedule for Spring 2014 here. Please check back often for any changes or additions. Also keep in mind that not all of these will count for credit towards graduation. Please check with either Stacy or Tim if you are unsure.

Geol 188, Advanced Mapping - Summer Field Camp
If you are interested in registering for our Geol 188 course, please take a look at the syllabus and the application.
For non CSUS students, please refer to the Policies & Procedures for Intrasystem Concurent Enrollment.

Summer 2014 Job Opportunities
For more information on temporary employment opportunities for the 2014 field season please take a look - Sawtooth National Forest
You may also check the job board in Placer Hall for other research opportunities

New Faculty position open!
The Geology Department currently has an opening for a new faculty member. Please go to the HR website or here for more details and the vacancy announcement.

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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Group 8

One World Initiative
Our own Dr. Lisa Hammersley spear-headed this inititiative. Read more about it, including this year's theme: Migration.

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

Equipco Logo
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.