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 

15th Annual Rock Auction Has Been Rescheduled!
We are happy to announce that the Rock Auction has been rescheduled and will be on Friday, February 22nd.  Please check back for the location and time and hope to see you there!

Fall 2018 Colloquium Schedule
Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester new and returning students! Please take a look at the colloquium schedule for this semester here. As it is not complete, please check back often for updates!

One World Initiative - Global Perspectives on Time
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 One World Initiative.

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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.